Monthly Archives: July 2013

I am I am I

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Trust: Top Down or Bottom Up?

In an organization, trust is generated from the top down rather than the bottom up. Sure, it is important for employees as well as leaders to be trustworthy, but the culture that allows trust to kindle and flourish is usually…

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning

MindShift | July 22, 2013 | By Justin Reich Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. … Continue reading

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Managing Information Technology in Schools: Doing IT Better

Originally posted on ETC-IL:
What is the value of information technology (IT)?  Are schools getting what they pay for?  Most school business managers see IT as yet another cost center and they grumble.  So how do you manage IT to…

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Video Review for 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

Originally posted on Callibrain:
This is video review for the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. This video was produced by http://www.callibrain.com, creators of Callibrain: Team Engagement, Communication, and Execution software. To buy the book…

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10 Ways to Be Positive

Originally posted on The Midnight Station:
Having a positive state of mind is one of the key ingredients to a happy life. Sure, positivity can lead to high expectations that can lead to disappointment, but constant negativity can have worse…

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Negative people are like second hand-smoke

Originally posted on Reinvent Me! 2013:
An article in Psychology Today says “negativity is like second-hand smoke. It not only permeates the room but has dire health consequences for those unfortunate enough to be in its path.” Negative people are ‘Debbie…

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Who will be held responsible when state officials are factually wrong? On Statistics & Teacher Evaluation

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
While I fully understand that state education agencies are fast becoming propaganda machines, I’m increasingly concerned with how far this will go.  Yes, under NCLB, state education agencies concocted completely wrongheaded school classification schemes that…

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4 Misconceptions About Leadership

Originally posted on Education to Save the World:
When you read the below misconceptions about leadership, it’s likely that you’ll agree with the fact that they are misunderstandings of leadership.  They seem obvious.  The tricky thing is it’s very easy…

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I Used To Think … And Now I Think (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
I published Part 1 about how my ideas about school reform have changed over the past half-century. Here is Part 2. *************************************************************************** I used to think that structural reforms…

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