Reflection Trumps Connection

Oct 07

Reflection Trumps Connection

This month is Connected Educator month. That’s a good thing. I think we need to continue to support the notion that teachers need each other. We now have a myriad of ways to stay in touch with the brightest and best around the world. We can form groups as easily as a click of the mouse. In one might be considered the most challenging time to be an educator, we...

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And Another Reason Why You Don’t Blog

Mar 07

And Another Reason Why You Don’t Blog

…and by you, I mean me. …and by blog, I mean reflect. I have written recently about why you can’t click publish. Certainly it’s a thing for many folks. But then there are a bunch of you who say, “I have nothing to write about”. I get it. I haven’t written anything for a month. For me, that’s not good. Mr. Mega Blogger...

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“I Couldn’t Agree More” is Meh.

Feb 01

“I Couldn’t Agree More” is Meh.

First off, if you rarely read the comments in a blog, you ignore the fact that some of the best learning comes from those who respond and contribute additional ideas, perspectives and insights. Grant it, many spaces, like news sites and youtube are often places where civil discourse is difficult to find. But many blogs, particularly educational blogs offer some of...

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Podcast 56: Why You Can’t Click Publish Part 2

Nov 26

Podcast 56: Why You Can’t Click Publish Part 2

I wasn’t completely happy with my last post. No, not because some people told me I pretty much was a loser because I was too lazy to fix my spelling, but because I don’t think I clearly articulated the difference between how publishing is different today. Here’s a hint at the analogy I...

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Why You Can’t Click “Publish”

Nov 25

Why You Can’t Click “Publish”

My last blog post started with this sentence: “Here’s the lastest videos educator’s are jacked about” Two clear spelling errors. I had already published it and while it’s not uncommon for me to fix and edit these after I’ve posted it, I missed these two. I received a DM on twitter letting me know about this. That’s not the...

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Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before

Oct 10

Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before

It’s becoming increasing more and more difficult to reflect and share any idea that is truly original. This is one of those reasons educators in particular feel uncomfortable with sharing. They figure someone’s already said it, thought it or shared it so why should I? The reality is this true. It’s highly unlikely that you’ll come up with a...

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