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Educational Leadership

Here Comes Transparency

Educational technology offers a new lens through which to examine educational practices. Historically the teacher was both knowledge and pedagogical authority. Likewise, teacher reporting was the largest factor in measuring students performance. By adding technology to classrooms, subjective measures of… Continue Reading →

The Truth about School

The truth about school is it doesn’t matter. At least, not like you think. Maybe I should refine that; for most of the students you teach, the content you teach matters less than how you teach. Students are already half-formed… Continue Reading →

Out of the Classroom for a While

I have been out of the classroom since 2009. That is a while. A friend recently pointed out to me exactly how long that is. That same friend insinuated that other things have changed, but I am not too sure… Continue Reading →

Improve your Communication

The best thing about writing a blog is also the worst thing about writing a blog. My level of communication is laid open for the world to see. The world might see it and marvel at it {spoiler alert: they… Continue Reading →

Tech is no Longer The Barrier

When you look around and see some classrooms not integrating technology, remember it isn’t tech that is the barrier. Devices Many classrooms, schools, and districts are not yet 1:1 and still need to purchase large numbers of devices to get… Continue Reading →

Closeness to the Classroom

When you return to your classroom after an extended break it just feels different. You have a long-term perspective that you cannot replicate without a lengthy break. Classroom teachers are impacted by their closeness to the classroom. Details in everyday… Continue Reading →

Does #EdTech Need Everybody?

I find myself in a cycle. I want to on-board everyone to everything and then inexplicably when that does not happen I feel disappointed. Beyond comprehension, I find myself repeating this cycle numerous times before I intervene on behalf of… Continue Reading →

Your Personal Firewall

A firewall keeps things out. In the classroom teachers have always kept somethings out, a position unique to the teacher alone. Students and families to some extend can only respond to the firewall of the classroom. So as an educator,… Continue Reading →

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