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Around this time last year, I received what I thought was an odd request. Juliana Meehan, a teacher from a neighboring district, contacted me and asked whether I would agree to mentor her as part of her training to become an administrator as part of the NJ EXCEL program. Now at that time, my plate was extremely full and, as a result, I was very reluctant to take on this additional responsibility.[…] Continue Reading »
Recently, New Milford High School in New Jersey was recognized as the November/December “School of the Month” by eSchool News for its accomplishments pertaining to the use of educational technology.
As I look back on our journey and the path that was taken, I have been able to identify some key elements that have driven change and allowed New Milford to become a technology-rich school where potential and promise are emphasized as opposed to problems, challenges and excuses.[…] Continue Reading »
Technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, I see this firsthand with my first-grader son. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister, who will regularly ask to use my iPad so she can care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways.[…] Continue Reading »
As society, education and learners change, so does the need to have educational leaders who embody a modern form of leadership. Modern leaders must establish a vision and implement a strategic process that creates a teaching and learning culture that provides students with essential skill sets (creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, technological proficiency and global awareness).[…] Continue Reading »