Leadership

TechTied has always been a good friend to me, but has fallen into disuse in recent years as time didn’t allow me to move it to a new platform and therefore consolidate my hosting on a single platform after others failed me. With some help from the crew at GoDaddy, it is now updated and…

Read More Refreshing and Renewing

The more I’m reading recently about Trump, the more I’m wondering about how the general public is being manipulated in ways that are far more profound than any we have seen throughout history.  Psychology has always informed the practices of advertising and marketing over the years and many early manipulative methods of subliminal messaging were…

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Getting to south Africa has proven to be a bit of a challenge. Not because of paperwork or documentation because that all went very smoothly. So glad we followed the South African Embassy process. That proved to be the best part of our overall paperwork. But, the time it takes on the flights and the…

Read More Still in transit…

The Ambassadors gathered at school for our departure at 3p today and the mood was good.  All was well prepared and every ounce of luggage utilized for the trip to meet the benefactors of their efforts.  Clothing and other gifts were packed in every nook and cranny. So, as we now prepare for the long…

Read More Africa began…

I’m heading off tomorrow for an adventure with 27 of our high school students.  After a quick board meeting, I’m on a plane to Africa to help out with our school building projects in Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.  My thanks to all who contributed to this project both through the many activities throughout the year and…

Read More Africa Begins

Published originally in December, Carol Dweck has extended her work to include this reinforcement of her concepts into the notion of “Getting to Yet”.  From Sweden TEDx in September, she proposes the concept of a grade for a class being a “Not Yet” rather than a failing grade. The concept of growth mindset has not…

Read More Getting to “YET”

In a recent article from Jill Berkowicz and Ann Meyers, Are We Learning From Evaluations? – Leadership 360 – Education Week. they make a case for fallacies that stand behind new evaluation systems that use scoring mechanisms for reporting “what isn’t being done well enough.” I applaud them for their insight into this nutty problem…

Read More Are We Learning From Evaluations? – Leadership 360 – Education Week

Initial thoughts:   The initial question posited to the conference panel that I’ve been asked to address: Information Technology in school – Does it improve  learning? Gathered some resources to begin to address this question and related topics: https://www.evernote.com/pub/chinazurfluh/technologyitems The key issue associated with answering the question revolves first around how you define improving learning. …

Read More ECIS Panel Discussion – April, 2012

Hard to find words to describe this…  Wonderful!!! What a great capture of what goes on at AAS every day.

Read More Wow…

I know this is just a gadget on one hand, but for those with a science fiction come reality sort of mind, what are the implications of this?  Are we preparing kids for a world with stuff like this?  I mean really – Do the classrooms of today bear any resemblance to the technology they…

Read More The Future…