Monthly Archives: November 2008

4 Things to Consider when Purchasing Technology

Tweet Finally somebody has written down what I have been thinking all along. You see, I have been doing too much budget work lately. If you make budgets for schools, you know what I mean.  This activity has only one … Continue reading

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Still getting comments from my first post- A response to a comment

Tweet “Randy”- left an anonymous comment to “First Posting… Recruiting on the Road”: Why so much emphasis on technology? Focus on teachers who remember how to function without the latest gadgets, especially when the power goes off. I’m personally saddened … Continue reading

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Technology Tools for Classrooms: Building a Community of Learners Part II

Tweet Technology Tools in Classrooms: Computers and the InternetComputing in the classroom setting has been around for approximately 30 years. In those thirty years we have seen a variety of computing companies come and go (remember Radio Shack computers?). We … Continue reading

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Technology Tools for Classrooms: Building a Community of Learners Part I

Tweet Ivan Doig writes in the first line of his book The Whistling Season, “When I visit the back corners of my life again after so long a time, littlest of things jump out first”. The line strikes me now … Continue reading

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Just Giving a Test and Teaching the Content = “Just doing my Job”

Tweet I’ve heard it three times in the last week. “I have to teach the content.” Is it just me, or is this the same as saying “I’m just doing my job”? Do we work in a factory?  Do we … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the couch: I am about to step into rough waters- ASSESSMENT

Tweet It is a rainy, chilly dark day here in Shanghai.  My family is snuggled in to a quiet routine of artwork (my 5 year old), wikispace creation(my wife), toy chewing (dog) and napping (1 year old).  I just finished … Continue reading

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Applying the 90/10 Marketing Rule to International School Recruiting

Tweet I have in past years written posts to my blog about recruiting teachers to international schools.  I have even made a point of posting some of my interview questions to see 1) if potential candidates are reading up on … Continue reading

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Not the Wii Generation… The WE Generation:My children and the Children we teach!

Tweet This just in! I think this video is worth sharing.  I think there is a clear message here about the methodology of education this generation needs to be successful. How can we help them shape the future? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vknHKTy1MLY Thank … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Couch: Microbugging? My use of Twitter and maybe yours! Here are some guidelines!

Tweet It has been a long week.  Lots of action at work and now my wife and I are just enjoying a quiet day at home with the kids, the cat and the dog. My future career goals are on … Continue reading

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Are you unreasonable?

Tweet “Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress, therefore, depends on unreasonable people.” – George Bernard Shaw ___________________ I am thinking that being unreasonable is certainly my path of … Continue reading

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