Category Archives: leadership

Happy Thanksgiving to our personal learning network

As Sarah and I get our family ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, we wanted to take a moment to share our gratitude with our friends, family and readers.    As a couple, we have enjoyed the process of blogging together in … Continue reading

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10 resources inspiring improvements in education through open innovation

http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthileo/4826783509/sizes/m/in/photostream/   Why should education leaders pay attention to “open” technology and innovation? 1. As education leaders, we seek to improve education while reducing cost for our schools and students. 2. As education leaders, we desire to improve education while … Continue reading

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Our Top 14 Blog Posts on Teaching, Productivity, and Leadership

Top 14 blog posts on teaching, productivity, and leadership since 6/30/2012 5 ways to get more results in your teaching environment. Why is perspective critical to leading and teaching? Michael’s Free Book Index How to reduce stress by keeping work … Continue reading

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How is Scrum leadership evolving?

*** Disclaimer: no project management style is perfect — including scrum *** What is Scrum? To introduce scrum project management, I would encourage you to review the following video.  (Scrum in 10 minutes)  While scrum was created for the benefit … Continue reading

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Jennifer Pahika challenges us to “code a better government”

I have watched the “Code for America” movement with great admiration.   This movement encourages programmers to take a year off to do community service working with government.  I believe that this movement is creating a very special community of technology … Continue reading

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How to build a social networking site for free using Elgg

Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest have disrupted traditional channels of communication.   While these existing sites are useful, organizations often need to establish their own social networking platform.    Instructional designers often use services like Ning.com to … Continue reading

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Why is perspective critical to leading and teaching?

In our quest to create positive change in the world, I have been inspired to reflect upon the idea that people see the world in different ways. We all wear metaphorical “sun glasses.” These glasses color the way we see … Continue reading

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Feedback is the breakfast of champions

I am constantly working to improve my course design and my teaching methods. I do my best to keep up with the current trends in education and I hold myself to high standards. I work hard to provide the best learning experience that … Continue reading

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders and teachers inspire action?

Image from https://twitter.com/AngelaMaiers/status/230334473017884673/photo/1 Why should we communicate starting with “WHY?” In the context of leading, the average presentation can spend a lot of time down in the details.   The inspired teachers and leaders talk about why they believe a particular … Continue reading

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5 inspirational educators discovered through #EdCampAtl conference

Click here to visit the conference website Unfortunately,  Sarah and I did not get the opportunity to check out the awesome education “un-conference” in Atlanta, GA, EdCampAtl.   In an effort to connect with the energy, inspiration, and ideas from … Continue reading

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