Is Passion a Problem?

The following is a draft blog post I wrote on January 5, 2015 that never saw the light of day because I was concerned with its long, potentially unfocused nature. Because of this I saved it with every...

Are You a “Real Person”? Am I?

Today I was struck by something as I perused the Twitter feed and blog of Dr. Tim Purnell, superintendent of Somerville Public Schools in NJ: “He is a real person.” I have often wondered h...

“Why Tap?”

Ladies and Gentleman, I’d like to introduce you to my (new) kiddos… Tonight these 8 teenagers and I embarked on a journey that I think is going to be pretty darn awesome. I know they were ...

New Projects for 2015 – #C4C15

Today Ben Wilkoff shared his plans for a new  project: Comments for Community in 2015. I encourage you to read his full post and the rationale behind his plans, but essentially he will be commenting ...

2014 – An Amalgam of Quotes

At this time of year I always find myself reflecting quite a bit. There’s something about having a goodly number of days off in a row without many obligations and another year coming to a close ...

My Twitter Story – Year One

Today’s #BFC530 topic got discussed frequently during October because of Connected Educator Month, and I often told my own story as this: I signed up in 2011, never really used Twitter, then s...

Questions = Learning

What do these words mean in the context of education, in the context of preparing our students to head into their lives with the tools and mindsets they need to be successful regardless of what path t...