Connected Educators

The USDOE has deemed August “Connected Educator Month” and there are a variety of activities, especially webinars, which will hopefully inspire educators to explore the joy of connectivity. Here’s an email I just sent out to my staff: Hi everyone, The USDOE has deemed August “Connected Educator Month”. As part of this, there are some…

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Should we take Twitter seriously?

This week I was asked to be the guest Principal on a grant driven program sponsored in part by the New Hampshire Department of Education and Technology Director Cathy Higgins. She and I decided to utilize Twitter as our avenue for members of this cohort so that they would have a chance to pick my…

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Educational Resolutions for 2009

Thanks to the inspiration of Ian McCoog and others, I have three Administrator/Educator New Year’s Resolutions: 1. Know thy student. My colleague Steve Chamberlin, Principal of Hopkinton, NH high school, used this phrase as a theme for his teachers a number of years ago. How hard do I work to at least know the names of each…

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