All Blog Posts Tagged 'communities' (7)

"T - 3": Zooming in and Zooming Out of Teacher Meetings

Students arrive in three working days.



The only thing I want to do is work in my classroom. But there are meetings. Obligatory attendance. Would admin know if I skipped?



I admit these feelings as a trained administrator, knowing the importance of the pre-service meetings. If I were to write objectives for the meetings we have had, they would be as follows:



  • Build a positive school-wide and divisional culture
  • Inform both veteran and incoming…
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Added by Janet Abercrombie on August 26, 2011 at 6:02pm — No Comments

Togetherville "Heart Your School" Sweepstakes

Togetherville.com is a kid-focused social platform built on three core tenets: education, entertainment and expression.



In addition to providing kids with a way to share their thoughts and concerns about their education, Togetherville has partnered with DonorsChoose.org to give kids a chance to show their school pride, join the discussion on education and give their school a chance to win…

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Added by Derek Baird on October 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Changing the culture of professional development...

Most students from across the country have returned to schools refreshed, recharged, and rejuvenated to continue their journey through

the educational process. As students use their summer break to relax

and simply be kids, teachers and administrators utilize their time to

both improve and develop their skills as educators. The summer provides

an excellent opportunity for all educators to refine and enhance their

abilities as… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on September 3, 2010 at 6:50pm — No Comments

The unspoken hero of education...the sharing of experiences and knowledge

Last night as I was sitting in my doctoral class I was reminded why I thoroughly enjoy the cohort format of educational leadership classes.

By no means am I the smartest, most intelligent or most knowledgeable

person in my class. To be honest, I would say I am probably closer

toward the bottom of the class in terms of my educational experiences

and knowledge. As weird as it might sound, I am completely okay with

being toward… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on August 9, 2010 at 6:17am — No Comments

Why leading from the middle is the future, and why being compared to a pez dispenser is okay...

As education continues to evolve and change, it is necessary for our educational leaders to adapt and change

as well. All too often we see schools and districts that lead with a

top down approach. Even though this type of leadership has proven to be

successful in certain circumstances, the level of effectiveness drops

off over time and any future potential positive impact dissolves.…
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Added by Justin Tarte on August 4, 2010 at 11:46am — No Comments

Virtual Ethnography

I'm currently writing a short treatise on the Ning platform and its users and how they make use of this social network community. If anyone is interested or want to chip in a few comments feel free to do so.

Added by Henry Keil on November 1, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Video Killed the Radio Star... Social communities killed..?



Clearly music videos, Mtv, VH1 and the likes revolutionized the music industry and the shift to music listening/watching. For movie watching, the same applied - laser disks, VHS tapes caused shifts in technology to CDs, DVDs, Video-on-demand to DVR and video downloads, flash movies and of course, who could forget - YouTube. And the list goes on... Now iPods, iPhones, Twitter,… Continue

Added by John Costilla on July 28, 2008 at 11:22am — No Comments

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