Beginning, again

I’ve been quiet in this space for a while. Time to start thinking and writing again. This work from Ze Frank is my go to when I feel stuck and tentative. There is some NSFW language here, so be careful about the ears around you if you listen. Thanks to my cool Twitter uncle, John Pederson, for the intro to the world of Ze Frank.

School culture from Gruenert & Whitaker

Edit from 2/25/16: Please note the correct spelling of Steve Gruenert’s name. The image above shows my misspelling of his last name.

Photo credit to the fantastic Nerissa Raschelle.

This slide is from my presentation on school culture that I facilitated at the IntegratED conference in Portland, OR in February 2015. My presentation had dozens of slides, but this quote seemed to strike a nerve with many of the attendees and those following along on Twitter. This comes from the book School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. It is a terrific read that is full of useful organizational research and theory, in addition to practical steps on how to make sure your school culture is a healthy place for students, staff, and parents.

Device Deployment: US DOE Office of Ed Tech’s Tech Tuesday chat

I was happy to join Katrina Stevens, Andrew Marcinek, Adina Sullivan, and Shawn Hinger for chat about getting tech devices into the hands of students and teachers. I like the format that the USDOE Ed Tech crew is using for these conversations. It isn’t a panel of experts laying out a complicated plan for tech use. It’s a conversation among practicing professionals about their experience with what works and what doesn’t.

Dean Shareski on Techlandia

Dean Shareski was the latest guest on the Techlandia vidcast/podcast. Instead of his usual talks about passion, joy, and silliness, he gets into the things that bother him. It’s not a gripefest, but more of an Andy Rooney type rant that will make you think and question your own beliefs on the topic.

This episode was hosted by Jon Samuelson, Karl Lindgren Streicher, and Victoria Olson.

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