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Independent Schools need to connect #caisct

Thank you Bill Sullivan  for his recent #caisct post: Use the #CAISCT to Connect with other CAIS Educators This past week, I attended “Too Many Tools, Too Little Time” hosted by the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS).  It is a wonderful event where educators from a range of schools and subject areas come together to… Continue reading Independent Schools need to connect #caisct

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Online and Blended Education Part 2–the LD dilemma

Hopefully you have read Part 1, and gathered I am rather open to online and blended learning, but I do wonder how it can truly fit in addressing the skill-based learning educators provide students in our school. Rather funny opportunities have fallen into place this year, I am privileged to be participating in coursework towards… Continue reading Online and Blended Education Part 2–the LD dilemma

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Online and Blended Learning in Education Part 1

Today I was lucky enough to participate in a live professional development session with other Connecticut Association of Independent School Educators related to Online and Blended Learning.  This PD was led by Brad Rathberger and Lorri Palko from the Online School for Girls.  Today’s session was part of a year long online course looking at… Continue reading Online and Blended Learning in Education Part 1

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Why I am thankful for my connections

It is basic and simple, I am thankful for connections because they make me a better educator and that benefits my students and my school. In the road to learning, there have been many stewards of knowledge who have been my fueling stations to follow a path to impact learning. Locally I thank my colleagues… Continue reading Why I am thankful for my connections

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Igniting Passion: Reflection of EdCampNJ 2013

“Some of the greatest battles will be fought within the silent chambers of your own soul.” ~Ezra Taft Benson I am a passionate person, often to a fault.  I throw myself into many a things with all I have, which confuses many people and at times leads to a misunderstanding of the motive.  Working with… Continue reading Igniting Passion: Reflection of EdCampNJ 2013

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What if #Satchat started a school?

Preface: Collaborative blog by @Principal_EL  and @iplante in the spirit of #Satchat and #CE13 Every Saturday morning hundreds of dedicated and committed educators from around the world start their weekends with professional development at 7:30-8:30 am EST and 10:30 EST for the west coast version. Founded and led by Brad Currie (@bcurrie), Scott Rocco (@ScottRRocco), and… Continue reading What if #Satchat started a school?

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How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator

As we approach October, Connected Educators Month, I reflect on the value of the connections I have made to others across the globe on my path to connectedness.  However, when I began this path, I had no idea where the road would lead. I recall hearing about Twitter in 2009 at a conference I attended… Continue reading How Twitter chats support being a Connected Educator