Monthly Archives: January 2020

A sad little metaphor

This past semester, visiting scholar Bilge Kalkavan and I chuckled over a metaphor of school as an amusement park. We hypothesized different booths, like those where you get to knock down clowns with a ball or toss rings around bottle … Continue reading

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Every Day is a Lesson

So I turned 50 years old this past week and honestly, it feels pretty good. I was fabulously spoiled by my family and my friends, and by my students and colleagues, and it was such a great day that I … Continue reading

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Not So Hot for Teacher?

To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. Jules Henri Poincaré (1854 – 1912) Continue reading

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Fata ‘Magana’

A reflection after hearing Sonny Magana speak about his book… Continue reading

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Pull vs. Push

This is the second in a series of four posts based on ongoing conversations with Bill Tihen. Bill doesn’t hesitate to make a big claim now and again. I think it’s because he’s had a long history with schools, but … Continue reading

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Been There Done That: leadership of a smaller school

Been There Done That: leadership of a smaller school The 2003 – 04 school year found me finishing up a four-year stint as head of a small start up school in Grand Cayman.  Having gone from 90 students to 300 … Continue reading

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Something in the Air

So here we are at the very beginning of a brand new year, and even more exciting than that for me, the start of a brand new decade. I’m a little bit more inspired than usual honestly because there seems … Continue reading

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CyberSecurity Part 3: Simple Penetration Testing for K12 Schools

Doing as much due diligence as possible before contracting someone will not only save time and money, but it will also help to further educate the community. Continue reading

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Digital Citizenship to Digital Fluency

2020 is an opportunity for schools to re-explore their relationship to digital citizenship. The growing erosion of our privacy as well as our amplified cohabitation with Artificial Intelligence (AI) present us with new challenges. We are tracked 24/7 with digital … Continue reading

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Just wondering about concluding my hiring journey.

As I am about to embark on my last semester full of opportunities and exciting challenges here at Academia Cotopaxi, and since I went through an intense and rich process to look for a new position, I am now taking … Continue reading

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