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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, What Big Disasters Tell Us All.

A small gathering of people, heads bowed, sit on makeshift benches in the open air of a small town in the American West, surrounded by the rubble of what used to be their church. A powerful nation, wounded by a … Continue reading

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The Time is Now

There is a moment in the morning when 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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Fata ‘Magana’

A reflection after hearing Sonny Magana speak about his book… 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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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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Routine: The Boring Lifeblood of International Schools

“Who wants meatloaf? Does anyone want meatloaf? Katia, do you want meatloaf?” “No, I want salad,” she says, looking disinterested. “Last chance for meatloaf,” the veteran social studies teacher of 27 years repeats. She sighs, typing in the last two … Continue reading

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Connecting with Students as a Technology Leader

By Tony DePrato | Follow Me on LinkedIn Often in leadership, it is difficult to keep those important connections that once motivated us to work in education. Meetings, software, cloud platforms, and numerous other tasks can easily overwhelm a schedule … Continue reading

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The Solution to No Solution

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on LinkedIn Not every problem has a solution. Maybe a better way to express that idea is not every problem has a solution within its current construct. Sometimes, the rules, the structure, and/or the … Continue reading

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Negative Effects of App Attachment

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato I was speaking to a friend recently about an argument he had with a teacher. The teacher was adamant that if they could not use one particular app, their classes would … Continue reading

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Take What the Mountain Gives You

Nireki Mountain Adventures Satish Man Pati makes me feel like a thimble of a man. Not because he’s full of great quotes like the title of this essay. Not because he climbed Mt. Everest like I decide to canoe across … Continue reading

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