Tag Archives: Innovation

The Time is Now

There is a moment in the morning where everything feels right. The sun peaks through the trees making the world outside a beautiful shade of gold. There is stillness. That feeling of calm fades when I start up my laptop. … 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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Does Anyone Have Data That Supports Technology As Having a Net Positive Effect on Student Achievement?

As I work my way through the first months of changes in my life from “not working in a school” for the first time in a decade and a half, I am the first to feel ruffled feathers by this … Continue reading

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Chaos Theory

“A mathematic theory that deals with complex systems whose behavior is highly sensitive to slight changes in conditions, so that small alterations can give rise to strikingly great consequences.” This is also called the ‘butterfly effect’ where if you can … Continue reading

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Bold in Vision

“Use your unique gifts and talents to make a difference in the world.” Lailah Gifty Akita. After a yearlong review process, involving regular feedback and contributions from parents, students, and teachers through surveys, retreats, and focus group meetings, the American … Continue reading

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Innovation and Creativity

I am writing this week’s posting from 44G, my assigned seat on the plane returning me to Brasilia. It has been nearly two weeks since I departed from Brazil to attend a series of international teacher recruitment fairs, planning meetings, … Continue reading

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Digital Fluency Project

During a recent school governance conference, the attendees, who include school directors and board members, reflected on how schools of the future will be different from what we know today. Our facilitator, Lee Crockett, invoked the often used but, at times, … Continue reading

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