Summer Assignment: Build that PLN!

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Are you counting down the days until summer vacation?  I mean, did I really need to ask that question?! I remember one of the hardest parts of transitioning from a teacher to an administrator was not getting to have that feeling of pure exhilaration and excitement going into summer break.  It’s a time to recharge, … read more »


An Introduction to The Social Learning Theory

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Have you heard of the Social Learning Theory?  Don’t worry, I’m not going to take you back to the intro to education classes you sat through in your college days and bore you with theoretical jargon.  Rather, I am going to introduce you to a theory that I feel we must embrace as educators in the … read more »


Are You a Twitter Lurker or a Twitter Contributor?

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I admit it; I am more of a lurker on Twitter than a contributor. I follow many of the most respected names in education and marvel at their ideas and ability to share with others. Every once in a while, I’ll retweet something I find especially interesting or notable. Rarely do I add my thoughts … read more »


Summer – Time to Relax or Time for Learning?

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What do you do when summer break arrives? Is it time for a well-deserved break, or do you use this time for professional growth and rejuvenation? Perhaps a bit of both? If you’d like to try some rejuvenation that you can do at home in a relaxed setting, but still with a group of peers with … read more »


Being Resourceful Part Four: Invisible Web of Educational Materials

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The invisible web is a world of resources not available using conventional search engines. Last month we looked at databases of information found behind paywalls, but often accessible with a library card. Now let’s investigate some sites that are freely available, but take some knowledge and instruction to use. A great place to start is … read more »