Friday, October 23, 2009

let's make it real ...ed

two reads within the last hour - making me feel very surreal just now...

1. tomaz lasic's post about his difficult to staff school - how similar are we all to this story? maybe we're not so visibly tragic - but i'm thinking - much of the same story is going on in people's souls. we ignore and cover up deeper issues with the possession of toys - rather than their use for interaction and understanding. that's seeming like abuse just now...

2. danah boyd's podcast on antisemitism - how similar is the banning of hate speech to the blocking of the internet in schools? why do we keep pretending that if we don't see it in the classroom - it doesn't exist....

and then a video the next day...

3. gary stager's video - imagine it - how do we run school - in order to gain benefit from being together for a short period of time.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

dear teachers/professors

Listening to this amazing compilation is vital to any relentless innovation you wish to occur in ed. Any case for making it real.

Please join me in soaking it all in....let's swim in student thinking.

grazie ....
BIF's (Business Innovation Factory) - especially @MelissaAtBIF and @chrisfinlay

for the amazing compilation:   Student Experience Map 

Sunday, October 11, 2009

on modeling

a most perfect post on modeling via @budtheteacher today.

nothing whatsoever to add.

well - except i have these quotes on our talk.ed ning site. this whole issue is huge:

"There is no delight in owning anything unshared." Seneca

Leaders are those who most publicly learn and bring others with them along the way. - Ben Grey
(follow on twitter @bengrey)

Transparency is the only currency that can buy trust. -Steven Devijver (follow on twitter @devijvers)

There's no room for ego when you truly want to change the world. - Becky Blanton (follow on twitter @beckyblanton)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

on love

Read a math paradox by Joseph Ganem.

This is breaking my heart.
We need to stop so more will grow to love it as well.

ringing in my ears is cake's....let me go and i will love you more.