Connectedness and Uncomfortable Thinking

I am attending the ASCD annual conference in Philadelphia, and spent yesterday in a day-​​long pre-​​conference session by Bobb Darnell about encouraging an environment for high achievement for all students. During the session I learned some new things and gained some...

I Don't Know

For the fourth post in our series on gifted education we turn to Jeff Agamenoni, who posts as @teacherman79 on Twitter. Though relatively new to gifted education, Jeff’s experience in education and honest perspective on teaching made him a natural choice to invite as...

ISTE 2010: Emerging Themes

Two themes are emerging in what I’m learning here at ISTE 2010. These aren’t new ideas by any stretch, even to me. It’s just that they are being driven home in very powerful and deep ways. The world is small and flat. Not precisely in the sense that Thomas Friedman...

Hallways: The Original PLN

Image by Old Shoe Woman via Flickr Social networking, if you believe half of what you read, is a 21st-​​century, Web 2.0 phenomenon that has exploded onto our culture through our youth. Anyone that was around before the Web was even a 1.0 knows this is hogwash. Social...