Monthly Archives: March 2010

If a tree falls in the classroom…

[Web 2.0 tools] are specifically designed to support communitites in completing shared tasks.  Wikipedia survives on a small number of paid employees because the contributors have a shared sense of mission.  Educators need to build a similar sense of shared … Continue reading

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The foundations of a PLC

I’m continuing (slowly) to take in DuFour’s book, and although I usually like to tear through books, I’m crawling through this one and I don’t seem to mind it.  There’s a lot to chew on.  It’s not voluminous and it’s … Continue reading

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My Adventures at “Boarding” School

You may have noticed the title of this blog is “The Golden Plunger.”  I first heard the term in a lecture given by Rob Evans, and organizational psychologist and author of The Human Side of School Change.  He spoke to … Continue reading

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A continuing conversation

I don’t have reliable internet access where I am (which is to say that the hotel has two networked computers, but I would have to stand in the line with a dozen teenagers in order to use it), so what … Continue reading

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Two reflections from last week’s meeting

This has been a slow week both in the realm of teaching and reading.  The 8th grade Leadership Retreat took place 2 1/2 weeks ago, which took me out of class on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Returning back the following … Continue reading

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