Tomorrow's my birthday
I’m turning 29. I woke up on the day before my 29th birthday, my head spinning some time in the future, somewhere down the road. I’m starting to imagine the community I want to be a part of — one that relies on land and the local for sustenance, one that promotes creative thinking and tinkering, one that values disciplining the mind and exploring the workings of human...
A big hello to all the new followers out there! I hope Monday’s treating you well!
A huge part of Outward Bound, whether it be Outward Bound USA or North Carolina Outward Bound is the act of circling up and coming together for debriefs, reflections, or planning. During the second night at NCOB for our spring retreat with the Kurt Hahn Fellows (those involved in the educators intitiative), we enjoyed a dinner with the residents and staff at NCOB base camp at Table Rock. They...
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Drop Everything and Go to Asheville
I honestly think this has been the busiest week of my year. Over the weekend my colleagues and I were working hard to finish up our “projects” for the PLP Professional Development program we’ve been engaged in throughout the year. For those of you who are interested, PLP is short for Powerful Learning Practice. It’s a company started by Will Richardson and Sheryl...
world-shaker: How to use Google Docs for powerful feedback Learn how to use Google Docs to provide detailed, meaningful feedback to students. Not only can you create a two-way teacher-student conversation with Google Docs, you can also link to powerful presentations within the feedback, creating a virtual lesson that the student can apply immediately. via ASCD
Woman Walks Across USA
I took two of the boys out for a bike ride today along the canal tow path. We ran into a woman ( http://maps.google.com/maps/myplaces?hl=en&ctz=240&t=w&z=19 ) pushing along what looked like an elongated baby stroller covered with a blue tarp. A sign on the front read “Walking from Sea to Sea.” A provocation I couldn’t let slip by. What do you mean from sea to...