"Here is a list of schools doing such 21st C. Skills mapping, as I've been advocating:
21st C. Skills/Backward Design/Mapping the 5+1 C’s:
• Montessori School of Denver (CO) (Julie Bragdon email@example.com). Have…"
"Does the 21st century exemplary school include the pursuit of academic excellence?
For independent schools, like all other school types that survive and thrive "excellence" is a given, not an option,…"
"Well-said, Bill. Fiction and all the belletristic arts need more airtime, not less!
Backwards design needs some updating, in my opinion. We've used it and curriculum mapping to fill in the gaps of the old world discipline-based…"
"Yes--Switch is an important addition to the pantheon of resources on leading change. The elephant (emotion)/rider (rational intentions) analogy is one key element to leading effectively. For example, when I speak to faculties about the "schools…"
We virtually attended the insightful talk you presented for the ISACS Learning Bridge on Monday (12/10). I have had a great day searching the embedded links in the presentation... I especially enjoyed sharing the weggie-proof underware - and I know my nine year old son will enjoy it even more! While I was at a graduate class this weekend, I heard about the term Conation. It is based on the concept of being goal-oriented and motivated. I was not familiar with the term. I have not seen it referenced in any of the literature regarding essential traits of future students, so I am interested in your thoughts. Do you think we need to be overtly teaching motivation?
I'm not sure how, but, via your blog which came to my school email, i landed here this morning ... your blog helped me move closer to embracing the possibilities, tools etc .. "old dog .. new tricks" .. coincidentally i also read your opening remarks from '05 on sustainability yesterday ...i will definitely be at nais this winter .. thank you .. patria sullivan
Thanks for joining this Community and staying so involved at a grass roots level. In your travels, you see many great schools. For many, this is the way we learn about others schools. When you see something great (or someone in need of seeing something great) send them here or to the School Computing Wiki so we all get to benefit from the learning experience. Thanks for the contributions you have already made to those environments!
I hope this proves to be an effective way for all independent school groups to communicate. I am very new at this, so I am not sure what I am getting into. However, since the students are years ahead, it is time to catch up!
Thanks for taking a look at this ning thing. We're honored that you're here. I have been so impressed with your leadership of NAIS and your writing. Please let me know if you have any thoughts, suggestions, or concerns about this site. thanks, Demetri