Disassembling Motivation

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011

It’s agonizing to watch. Sometimes it occurs as a slow leak, seeping from a pinhole in the bottle. Other times it’s a torrent flowing freely from a gaping hole. Sometimes it’s somewhere in between. However it happens, it’s tragic. The death of motivation should be mourned openly. And it should be acknowledged it’s happening far […]

DS 106 Assignment 1

Posted by on Jan 14, 2011

It’s been a while since I purposely set forth to engage in some interest-based learning. It’s been, well, all my life since I tried doing so with an open course. Thanks to Jim Groom, I’m giving it a go. I’m hoping to not only have the opportunity to reflect on what it’s like to experience […]

A Little Common Sense

Posted by on Dec 17, 2010

Kids and teachers are interacting. Everybody panic. Unfortunately, too many are. Somehow, we’ve forgotten this is a cornerstone of being an educator. That a teacher’s role does not stop at the final bell. That a teacher is also a mentor, and sometimes that overflows into the hours beyond the given school day. And it’s been […]

Plan to Communicate

Posted by on Dec 14, 2010

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” -Sir Isaac Newton I must begin with a thank you to Mr. Jeff Arnett, to whom I owe my greatest debt of gratitude. Jeff is the Chief Communications Officer of Barrington 220, a sage mentor, and a great friend. Jeff has […]

Time to Move

Posted by on Dec 10, 2010

We talk a lot about change around here. By we, I really mean me and assume there’s some of you here to. But talk, as they say, is cheap. There’s a point where it has to start costing. Or paying. Or doing something other than being a mere utterance. I’m excited that my talk is […]