Thursday, May 27, 2010

Improvement

Improvement. Improving teaching. Improving learning. That's a goal for professional development. Professional development should improve  teaching. Integrating technology into teaching and learning is improved. Provide opportunities for reflection, and teaching is improved. Provide a community of support, and collaboration is improved. Share best practices, and education is improved.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Thoughts on John Maxwell's "Everyone communicates: few connect"

Started reading John Maxwell's latest book. Between the pages I've found ideas that could be used - ALMOST EVERYWHERE. We are all, to some extent, social creatures. We talk - to ourselves, to others - but do we truly connect? We are bombarded with WORDS. 

Taking it another way ... we TEACH, but do we TOUCH the lives of our students? We LEARN, but do we LIVE the message for all to see? I think I'm a good communicator, but am I a good connector? How do I connect BETTER?

Stay tuned ...

Maxwell, J. (2010). Everyone communicates, few connect: What the most effective people do differently. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Summer Reading

Gallo, C. (2010). The presentation secrets of Steve Jobs: How to be insanely great in front of any audience. New York, NY: McGraw Hill.

Godin, S. (2010). Linchpin: Are you indispensable? New York, NY: Penguin.

Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2010). Switch: How to change things when change is hard. New York, NY: Broadway Books.

Li. C. (2010). Open leadership: How social technology can transform the way you lead. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Maxwell, J. (2010). Everyone communicates, few connect: What the most effective people do differently. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.




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