Insights Into Learning

Archive for November, 2012


Moneyball, and the importance of systems-thinking, process-centered leadership in education

It was the day after Thanksgiving 2012, and I was not able to fall asleep. As I flipped through the channels I stumbled upon Moneyball. I remember when the book came about about 10 years ago and I really wanted to read it. I also remember when the movie came out last year that I really [...]

My 2012 Edublogs Nominations

After much thought and consideration I have filled out my Edublogs Nominiations for this year. It goes without saying that I learn so much from these people, and I want to do my part to have them gain recognition.     And the nominations go to…. Best individual blog – George Couros Best group blog [...]

Beyond the Bake Sale, Our Visit to Knapp Elementary

The Background Our vision for RM Bacon Elementary is to provide a world class school for all of our stakeholders. We work tirelessly to develop our teachers, and provide the best instruction to our learners. But when I looked into the reflective mirror, I realized that we were not engaging our family and community members as well [...]

Don’t forget the spark!

I love the spark! I love being in a workshop and getting the spark, or being the one to create the spark!   I recently had the opportunity to talk with about 50 educators in a nearby school district on web 2.0 tools, Project Based Learning, and Social Media. For information about the presentation or [...]

Why we need to support our #NJED

I was recently sent this badge to embed on my blog. Sure, I could easily have put it on my sidebar, but I really wanted everyone to know how important this issue is to us here in New Jersey. Our shore towns were devastated by Hurricane Sandy, and there are many who are still without power. [...]