Sunday, July 29, 2012

One way of using an iPad

Check out this generational video that answers a daughter's question, "So Dad, how do you like the iPad we got you?"

Saturday, July 21, 2012

The Child Whisperer

Over the past ten years I have been struck by how Dr. Maria Montessori's understanding of the child was so powerful. It inspired me to express her gift in an article I wrote that was recently published in Montessori Life. Here is the article, "The Child Whisperer."

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Manage or Lead? Do Both.

Here's something for all educators to think about whether leading colleagues or modeling for students.

This great quote comes from Erika Andersen's article in Forbes, "Manage or Lead? Do Both."

"Great leaders and great managers listen well, are curious, manage their self-talk, and hold themselves accountable for moving the business forward."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grandparent Advice

  Stumbling upon this Brian Crane comic on the "Pickles" section of the ArcaMax website,  I asked, "Could this really happen?"  ; )

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Learning Flows When Kids Are in Their Element

I write a column for Public School Montessorian, a quarterly publication for "ideas and information intended to improve the lives of children and adults with public Montessori programs." My most recent column, "Learning Flows When Kids Are in Their Element" talks about children being in their element when it comes to learning what interests them.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Technology Expanding

In her book, Cathy N. Davidson author of Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn quoted from "Exactly How Much Are the Times A-Changin?" Newsweek, July 26, 2010, (p. 56).

"By one recent accounting, in the last decade we've gone from 12 billion e-mails sent each day to 247 billion e-mails, from 400,000 text messages to 4.5 billion, from 2.7 hours a week spent online to 18 hours a week online."