Icons and Artwork

Meet my new icon!
— Appreciating the custom artwork!!!

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~Mark

Considering One Word

As 2015 year winds down and we can see 2016 just on the horizon, the time of year is often a time of reflection. Perhaps you will have a particular focus in 2016. Can you characterize your focus with a single word?

I am taking time to consider my word. Will you?

~Mark

Leveraging the Clipboard

On a recent school visit, I had a wonderful opportunity to meet teacher Kim Clegg and see her classroom in action.  One tip Kim shared with me was the benefits of leveraging the google docs permanent clipboard to facilitate providing better descriptive feedback to students.

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Kim’s thoughts on changing practice:

~Mark

Innovate and Adapt OASBO Style

There is certainly a lot of thinking, conversation and energy concerning K12 instructional practice right now:  innovate, take risks, leverage technology, collaborate, create content, student voice & choice. Here, here Рcritically important thinking for moving education to a new and important place.

I would argue that a parallel discussion is alive and well on the business side of K12 education as well. I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the preparation of this article for the OASBO (Ontario Association of School Board Officials) fall publication.

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(Click the page graphic to read the full article)

~Mark