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My publication date

Last evening I was walking around Coolidge Corner, just outside of Boston in Brookline, MA, and stumbled upon Brookline Booksmith. I had just purchased a cup of evening hour caffeine and decided to have a look inside Brookline Booksmith. Any other time of year this would have simply been walking into a bookstore and looking […]

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My airport moment

The more I travel and spend time in airports and train stations, the more I realize humanity’s desire to connect. What I noticed while waiting for my ride after my flight were hugs, longing looks, smiles, and tears. I heard future plans being mentioned and, “we’ll see you next summer, same time”. In essence, I […]

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Once in a lifetime

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And you may ask yourself Well…How did I get […]

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I’m a failure

Last week I failed at something. I interviewed for a job and I didn’t get it. Or, in the context of a high stakes, standardized tests, I failed and the only thing I learned was that I wasn’t good at that job and never would be. While my family, friends and colleagues didn’t consider it […]

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What’s lost during testing

This past week our high school students (9th and 11th grades) completed the new PARCC online field test. The setup and implementation was a collaborative process of many players in the school system. The test itself required many hours over several weeks for the tech coordinators, principals, teachers, administration, and eventually students. Valuable time and […]

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Defining a connected educator

EdCamp Philly 2011 There’s a phrase from a video that describes what Creative Commons is that I commonly use when describing what I aspire a school culture to be. A shared culture of learning This phrase defines what a school culture should should be and can be if it’s not quite there yet. It reinforces […]

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