Monthly Archives: January 2011


I think one of the most important things we can bring to our classrooms, and schools, is vision.  Vision for what can be, regardless of what is right now.  This morning I was asked the question, “If I was to … Continue reading

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No Love

Hershey may make kisses, but they get no love from me. Why? The chocolate industry has long profited from slave labour.  Cocoa farms have been cited as some of the worst forms of forced labour, child labour and trafficking.  All for chocolate. I … Continue reading

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More Questions than Answers

Our semester is  a week away from ending, and I have more questions than answers.  Personally, I don’t  think this is a bad place to be.  I love a mystery and a challenge.  In fact, the kind of learning I’m currently … Continue reading

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When School Becomes Real Life

What if school became real life?  I love this question.  I wasn’t sure of the origin of it, until recently. However, in Will Richardson’s latest blog post,  he attributes it to Chris Lehmann. Unfortunately, this is a question I had … Continue reading

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Lone Ranger

Often I feel like a Lone Ranger at school.  It can be difficult being the only person on staff who loves and can see the incredible value that technology offers our students for creating and connecting.  Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.  … Continue reading

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Blogging is the New Persuasive Essay

Several weeks ago I was talking to a college Lit & Comp professor.  He lamented the writing skills of most of his first year students. But not all writing. Most students are capable of solid expository writing.  It’s their skill … Continue reading

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Blogging as Authentic Writing

In the past two days, I’ve learned three important lessons as a blogger. The first, is that what I write, and more so, what I publish, must be authentic to who I am and what I want to say.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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