March 2011 Blog Posts (13)

Changing the Learning Paradigm

Here are two posts that get us to think in a new direction.

 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/student-centered-learning-environments-paul-bogdan

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Added by David A. Gamberg on March 30, 2011 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Cross The Line (new video)

Hi, Everyone.



We just completed a short inspiring video for principals/educators called, Cross The Line.



It's about choosing to commit to going beyond mediocrity (regardless of obstacles, people, challenges).  It's just how we all need to be thinking  in order to make good things happen in our schools.



When you have 3 minutes, check it out here: http://www.givemore.com/ctl/



I'd love to hear what you think. …

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Added by Colin McGlynn on March 29, 2011 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Listening to Students

What do we hear when we give our 18-year-old students a chance to express their views and concerns regarding their education?  I listened to five students recently and not surprisingly they have a deep desire to experience a more purposeful and engaging school experience.  They like their school, their teachers, and their friends.  But, intuitively they recognize how we must dig deeper, and to systemically create a more profound experience that is not rooted in mandates, standardization and…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on March 29, 2011 at 9:37am — No Comments

5 Myths about Teachers that are Distracting Policymakers by Bartlett Berry

5 myths about teachers that are distracting policymakers

By Valerie Strauss

This was written by Barnett Berry http://www.teachingquality.org/about-barnett-berry, founder and president of the Center for Teaching Quality, Inc., based in Hillsborough, N.C., which seeks to improve student achievement by…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 25, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nobility by Peter A. Pantina

Dr. Peter A. Pantina, a good friend and former colleague, recently wrote the following to his ELA department members in Hauppauge.  I have always admired his talent with words and asked him if I could share his message with you.  He graciously consented.  In the tough times we all face, I found his words uplifting.
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"I just want to let you know that I was one of the thousands who attended theRally for Education at Hofstra yesterday.  The theme of…
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Added by Michael Keany on March 25, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"Schools Should be Run Like a Business" - OK, Let's!

 

 

"Schools Should be Run Like a Business" - OK, Let's!



 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 25, 2011 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Moving From Why to How

In my work as an educator and as someone who seeks to help lead others to consider the prospects of change in order to meet the needs of education in the 21st Century I have followed a basic principle that the why is more important than the how.  If we develop a strong enough why, then we will determine how to institute the necessary changes leading towards any improvement.

Consider the need to prepare our students for learning in the 21st Century.  Given the financial and…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on March 25, 2011 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Let's Meet Our Friends at the Committee to Save New York

 

 

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th) “calculations,” or synaptic events, per…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 16, 2011 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Behind Closed Doors ... Who's Trying to Save New York?

 

 

Behind Closed Doors ... Who's Trying to Save New York?

 The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 15, 2011 at 12:17pm — 1 Comment

Online Learning Events by School Leadership 2.0 (April and May 2011)

Below are some upcoming live and interactive Webinars sponsored by:

School Leadership 2.0 - The Digital Learning Community for School Leaders

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on March 10, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"Hello Dave, May I Park Your Car?" - spoken in the voice of Hal, the computer, from 2001

The Dim Bulb

The Occasional Musings of an Educator

by Michael Keany

The brain is capable of performing 10 quadrillion (that’s 10 to the 16th)…

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Added by Michael Keany on March 4, 2011 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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