Insights Into Learning

Archive for October, 2012


Back in the Saddle Again

I’m back in the saddle again, Out where a friend is a friend, Where the longhorn cattle feed On the lowly gypsum weed, Back in the saddle again ~Gene Autry 1939 Yesterday I had the opportunity to get back in the saddle again. The idea came to me as I read about No Office Days, [...]

What if our schools were like 5 Star Hotels?

What if our schools were like 5 Star Hotels? Picture this- you walk into your child’s school and are greeted by a concierge, not a security guard. This person knows everything about the who, what, where, and why of the school. As you gaze around the walls and the floors everything is in tip top [...]

How Cool is Cool? @coolcatteacher’s keynote

I know why her students gave her the name that would become the twitter handle @coolcatteacher… because Vicki Davis is a cool gal. I had the pleasure of listening to her Keynote at Edscape 2012, and then having lunch with her later on that afternoon. It was a great day! It was really cool!     [...]

You can do what you want, the result will be the same. However…

…You can influence the result by grabbing the opportunity when it knocks at your door. Kersi Porbunderwalla This morning, while at breakfast, I met Kersi Porbunderwalla. He is the Client Service Director for Resources Global Professionals. He was in Dallas, TX at a conference for his company. Originally from Mumbai, Kersi recently gave a lecture [...]

I want to be your Felix!

Dr. Gentile and Dr. Moore, (My Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent) Last week I am sure you saw my email to the staff titled, “Teachable Moment.” In the email, I encouraged the teachers to show the historic sky jump of Felix Baumgartner. Unfortunately, the jump was unable to happen that day. Today, as I was eating lunch [...]

Go West, young educator, for just 10 minutes a day

“Go West, young man, and grow up with the country” Horace Greeley The quote that lead to this post refers to going “West” to find new adventures, getting away from the tried and true, and ensuring that you grow up with your new found information.   For me the “West” is the 21st century learning [...]