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Stop failing the next generation of leaders

“75% of Leadership Development programs are not very effective”

That means 3 out of 4 leadership programmes don’t provide leaders with the skills…


Added by Joyce Matthews on May 19, 2015 at 10:15am — No Comments

How Maya Angelou will make you a better school leader

Maya Angelou was right; "people will never forget how you made them feel".

When was the last time you read something and felt really worried or annoyed by it? Maybe it was a text, or an email? Perhaps a post on Facebook or a Tweet? Or even a blog? And reading it gave you an instant reaction. You might have felt angry, or frustrated, or thought to your self, “What a cheek”. You might even have laughed out loud. When did that last happened to you?



Added by Joyce Matthews on April 26, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Buffet Table #GAFESummit

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One of the great things about the buffet table is that it…


Added by Jennie Snyder on February 3, 2014 at 12:14am — No Comments

Why Twitter is the hub of my personal learning network

A few days ago a teacher in our district asked me about different online publishing platforms for her students. She explained that her students are working on writing mystery stories and she was looking for a way for them to share their writing with others, get feedback and publish their work. 

In the days B.T. (Before Twitter), I would have headed right for Google and dug in. But I didn't. Instead, I sent out the following tweet:…



Added by Jennie Snyder on January 23, 2013 at 10:44pm — 1 Comment

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

7 Steps to Flipped Professional Development

By Laura Conley, Professional Development Facilitator at Clarksville High School

First a short background on how and why we started flipping…

Arriving home from San Diego and having just attended…


Added by Laura Conley on January 5, 2013 at 12:03pm — No Comments

Twitter - An Educator's Dream PLN

In recent weeks there have been numerous commentaries championing the benefits of…

Added by Lynda Hall on October 20, 2012 at 12:59am — No Comments

Two Cents in Twitter Chats, Priceless Results!

As I have become more actively involved in the education world online, joining Twitter, participating in chats like #edchat, #engchat, meeting like-minded colleagues who share my passion for education and technology, I have realized all is not lost in education reform. Twitter chats like #edchat and others are instrumental in creating the impetus we need to once and for all effect change for the better. While the physical world struggles to provide…

Added by Ary Aranguiz on September 21, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments

What are Twitter Hashtags?

Twitter hashtags can be very confusing especially for people who are new to Twitter. In a nutshell, a…

Added by Lynda Hall on August 16, 2012 at 10:56pm — No Comments

Wiffiti - the Interactive Message Board


Added by Lynda Hall on August 11, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments

How Social Media made me a better Administrator

We Become what we think about all day long.....Ralph Waldo Emerson

How it All Started:

My journey into the social media world all started back in November of 2010.  In my first year as an administrator I was off to an Assistant Principal's conference to network and learn about…

Added by Bill Burkhead on June 24, 2011 at 8:13pm — No Comments

Welcome to a new, extensive site for educators

You'll find a very extensive blog and website, including a range of resources for teachers at :


This contains information collected over many years of teaching, business experience and community work and advocacy that is being consolidated into one site. It would be great to be able to replicate it here if it could be imported. Can anyone tell me if that is possible?

Added by Julie Boyd on April 21, 2011 at 10:02pm — No Comments

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 4

This is part 4 of the "videos that WILL ignite a discussion" series. I have been using these videos during PD sessions, as well as during Power Lunch sessions to spur discussion and reflection. As educators, it is crucial that we are constantly in a state of reflection and evaluation, and with the help of these videos educators are able to engage in thoughtful and productive conversation.…


Added by Justin Tarte on March 18, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Professional Development 2.0 PPT


I'm sharing the slides of Professional Development 2.0, a workshop I facilitated face to face in my city Rosario, Argentina. Special thanks to my PLN!



Added by Carla Raguseo on March 13, 2011 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

10 videos that WILL ignite a discussion - Part 3

If you didn't know, I really enjoy watching short videos. In particular, I really enjoy watching videos that get me thinking and reflecting on my educational practices and beliefs. I have been using short videos in Professional Development sessions to get educators at my high school talking and discussing issues related to education. This is the third installment of the series..."videos that WILL ignite a discussion." I encourage you to check out…


Added by Justin Tarte on February 21, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

"Apply directly to the Forehead!" My eTech Ohio Conference 2011 Reflections

I had the opportunity to attend the eTech Ohio Conference (#oetch11) on Monday, January 31, 2011. It’s a three day event, but with budget and time constraints, I was only able to attend one day. I am excited to attend each year, hoping to take away at least one new idea I can share with my staff. This year, I heard two presentations that were inspiring, encouraging, and practical. However, I will only reflect one the first one in this post.

The keynote presenter was Peter…


Added by Dwight Carter on February 7, 2011 at 9:11pm — 3 Comments

7 videos that WILL ignite a discussion

One of the biggest reasons I enjoy using Twitter is it enables me to connect with educators from all around the world. Additionally, Twitter has proven to be an efficient and effective platform to discuss pressing educational issues. Unfortunately, most…


Added by Justin Tarte on February 6, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

6 Solutions to the Most Common Teacher Problems...

Last week we had our third professional development day at Seckman High School. As a PD representative, I had the opportunity to lead two PD sessions. The format of my sessions was to watch 7 videos that would… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 31, 2011 at 9:18am — 1 Comment

10 steps for educators new to Twitter...

Educators from all around the world are beginning to use Twitter as a valuable piece in their professional growth toolbox. As professional development continues to evolve and transform, we will need new ways to encourage teachers to embrace new opportunities. Here is a "How… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 4:45am — No Comments

14 books educators should read...

Here are 14 books that I have read over the last two years that have had a positive effect and impact on me as an educator. Some of these books were read in the book club at Seckman High School, and some were read as part of my doctoral studies. Despite doing a lot more online reading of late (blogs, articles, etc...), I still feel that books play an important role in educator growth and development. Please comment and let me know what you would add to the list.… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 4:44am — No Comments

10 reasons to get educators blogging...

5 reasons educators should start reading blogs:

1) - Blogs are the heart of learning and sharing...

If you are an idea and inspiration junkie like myself, then you will find blogs to be extremely beneficial. Educators of all ages and backgrounds are bringing their ideas, reflections and experiences to one convenient location; their blog.… Continue

Added by Justin Tarte on January 20, 2011 at 4:43am — No Comments

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"I am the greatest"

I was 6 when I decided I wanted to be a PE teacher. A lively child, I loved taking part in any kind of sporting activity. It was 1971 when I set eyes on our new track suited next-door neighbour. I was hooked. I wanted to be like her. I wanted to go to work in a tracksuit and trainers and play sport all day. No amount of persuasion or…See More
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