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Link’n’Blogs – 11.16.18: Comics in the Classroom


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

Yes! I am not the only one who believe comic books should be used in the classroom … and I never actually thought I was. Click below for a terrific article from PBS about one teacher leaping tall buildings!

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Link’n’Blogs – 11.2.18: Note This


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

Teacher friends and colleagues, take a gander here. Seems that taking notes by hand, the “old fashioned way” has not gone out of style. Nor should it according to this NPR report. Click below and listen or read.

But be sure to take notes!

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Link’n’Blogs – 8.17.18: How We Work


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as fun or thought provoking as I have.

My good friend, The Junior Senator (this guy needs a promotion!) wrote this week in his blog Socratic Review about what our organization charts reveal about the operative philosophies of leadership in our buildings. The Junior Senator is much smarter than I and I will not do his conclusions justice here, rather, click below and take a look. I cannot disagree with anything he has written…

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Link’n’Blogs – 12.1.17: The Emotional Weight of Being Graded


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

As students and teachers all over the country rocket toward Christmas Break, many will be completing final exams prior to the weeks off for the holiday. This made me consider the pressure of grades and grading both on students and teachers and called to mind a wonderful post by The Junior Senator on his blog Socratic Review (have you not subscribed yet!?!). Click the picture below to get his take on this challenge. This is a short, thought provoking and excellent piece.

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Link’n’Blogs – 8.18.17 – The Coldest Calls


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A follow up (and an important one) to last week’s Link’n’BlogThe Junior Senator in his terrific blog Socratic Review, posted his thoughts (and a couple more articles) about grading, cold calling and the manner in which we in education may wish to re-think, well, pretty much all that we are doing. Take a look by clicking the photo below.

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Link’n’Blogs – 8.11.17 – No Grades, No Failing


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A good friend of mine shared this article on his Facebook wall this week. It touched on any number of themes in education of which I have been lately thinking. I am not sure I agree with the entire article, but I am sure that the majority of our educational system and thinking is in CRITICAL need of a revamp… click the photo below to read the New York Times article “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry” by Kyle Spencer.

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Link’n’Blogs – 5.19.17 – Here Comes the Sun… in Space


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

My good friend, The Esteemed Educational Consultant has done it again. On his terrific blog Principal Liner Notes: Education Reflections, he has broadened our horizons while writing about the Beatles. Sean Gaillard is an educational leader of great talents. Take a look by clicking the link below.

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