Parenting in a Digital World

One of my roles as Consultant-in-Residence at NIST is to offer workshops for parents about technology and learning. Having done the same thing at both ISB and YIS for the last eight years, this is something I know parents appreciate, and really helps support the type of teaching and learning we want to happen at…

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3 Layers of Professional Learning

Over the past few months I’ve been facilitating a lot of professional learning, in a lot of different environments – from international schools (my comfort zone), to private schools in several different countries, to public schools in the US (which used to be way out of my comfort zone, but not so much anymore); and…

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You Are What You Do

For many tech coaches, our job descriptions are not clearly defined within our schools. We may have great external resources, like the ISTE Standards for Coaches or their whitepaper on coaching (and of course all of the awesome resources that coaches themselves are sharing all the time!), but often there is no actual job description for this…

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What Can Tech Coaches Learn From the Marketing Masters?

We are all familiar with the Diffusion of Innovations theory or the Roger’s Adoption Curve, even if we don’t call it by the official name. We all know at least one friend, family member or colleague that always buys the latest device because it’s new and exciting (that person owns a drone or a smart watch…

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Journaling Toward Balance

Yesterday a parent at a workshop expressed concern about the amount of time his grade 9 daughter was spending online – between school, homework and free time online, he felt like she is spending her whole day looking at screens. This is not the first time I’ve heard a parent share these kinds of concerns and I…

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