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Want to be more productive? Daydream.
When I was 6 years old, I remember my grandmother saying I was going to be a philosopher when I grew up. Apparently, I would spend hours happily looking outside a window daydreaming. One caveat to point out: This was in Pakistan in the 1970s, and there wasn’t anything good on TV![…] Continue Reading »
School administrator and #Satchat co-founder Brad Currie shares his top recommendations for professional development in 2013.
There is no doubt that 2013 will be another unbelievable year for relevant and innovative professional development opportunities. So far educators, including myself, have recently been affected by the likes of the ASCD Annual Conference & Exhibit Show, Educon 2.5 and the 2013 NASSP Conference in National Harbor, Md.[…] Continue Reading »
Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today. –Bono
Sometimes bucking the system feels good, renegade or even revolutionary. When we throw away the status quo and typical extrinsic motivators, it’s amazing what we can do.
Consider Jimmy Wales, Michael Jordan and Dr.[…] Continue Reading »
As the president prepares to update our nation on critical issues with his State of the Union address, I wanted to provide the Edcamp community with a brief State of the Edcamp address. Thanks to YOUR hard work, Edcampers, the face of professional development for educators is changing.[…] Continue Reading »