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Let me start by saying this was not my original idea for this blog post. But after being a part of the planning committee for edcampmetrodc and watching the Connected Educators Google Hangout, I decided that I needed to write … Continue reading
The very first Earth day took place on April 22, 1970. As all proud Wisconsin residents know, Earth Day was founded by very our own U.S. Senator, Gaylord Nelson who conceived of Earth Day as a national teach-in on the … Continue reading
The 2013-2014 NAIS Teachers of the Future Program is now accepting nominations. Please read the note below from Ioana Suciu Wheeler, Director of Global Initiatives and Board of Trustees Programs: Dear Colleagues, I encourage you to nominate a colleague (or yourself!) to … Continue reading
On Sunday, March 24, the headmaster of our school, Elizabeth Duffy, held a unique event on campus for an even more unique purpose. Lawrenceville is engaging in work on its strategic plan, and as part of that initiative, Ms. Duffy … Continue reading
There are always those snippets that stick in my mind at the end of a conference presentation or in this case, en EdCamp session. Listening to Don Buckley describe design thinking, I latched onto the term he used “agile mindset.” … Continue reading
I am fascinated by the legal misadventures. Even though this NAIS session was at 8am on a Friday morning (the worst time slot), I was determined to fight the Philadelphia morning traffic and be at this session bright and early. … Continue reading
One of the best sessions I attended at NAIS was Grant Lichtman’s session Schools of Today: (On) the Highway to School Innovation Grant Lichtman spent 12 weeks and the road and visited 64 schools. He set off to find innovation … Continue reading
NAIS 2013 “Think Big, Think Great”, what a wonderful theme. I love when a national conference adopts a theme that we are using with our students. Everyday teachers ask their students to “think great”. In the 21C where information is … Continue reading
I must confess to looking forward to the release of the conference program well in advance of the event. It’s fun to see the hot topics and who will be presenting. This year I am delighted to see so many … Continue reading
Presenting at NAIS is a wonderful experience. I presented along with Liz Davis,Belmont Hill School (MA), Anthony McGrann, Epiphany School (WA) and Shannon Montague, Bryn Mawr School (MD).The title of our session was Revolutionize your Professional Development. As the four … Continue reading