Month: May 2013

A note on digital citizenship

I hear so many educators complain about how technology is hijacking our students’ education. How they don’t know how to be digital citizens. How they are addicted. How all they care about is YouTube and Facebook and their social lives. So instead of teaching it they dismiss it, poopoo it, and try to ban it. A note on digital citizenship

Flashback: seeking to understand

This post was originally written in 2009 and is still very relevant to me. I hope you think so as well. — A norm that I aspire to, however difficult it can be at times is this one: Seek to understand before being understood. I just read a story about an administrator who practices this Flashback: seeking to understand

A more appropriate method

When a student complains about his teacher’s less than motivational teaching style, his school board replies that he did not complain appropriately. How can he complain? What outlet do students have to express their concerns about their teachers? What is a more appropriate method? If they are lucky they have found an adult at their A more appropriate method