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Patrick F Bassett
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Slate project on building a better classroom
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Carter Morgan Sep 8, 2010.


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Patrick F Bassett replied to Bill Ivey's discussion NAIS Presidential appointment
"See interviews with the newly named president of NAIS, and ask questions of him at "Q&A with John Chubb" at ;"
Jan 31, 2013
Patrick F Bassett replied to Buck Johnson's discussion Curriculum Mapping Around Skills and Values in the group Curriculum Mapping
"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  Have…"
May 24, 2012
Patrick F Bassett commented on Paul Miller's group Markers of Excellence
"Does the 21st century exemplary school include the pursuit of academic excellence?   PFB Response:   For independent schools, like all other school types that survive and thrive "excellence" is a given, not an option,…"
Dec 31, 2010
Patrick F Bassett commented on Bill Ivey's blog post Backwards by Design
"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…"
Dec 22, 2010
Susan Carter Morgan replied to Patrick F Bassett's discussion Slate project on building a better classroom
"Matt Montagne wrote a blog post about visiting Stanford last year. They are doing some innovative things"
Sep 8, 2010
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Patrick F Bassett replied to Demetri Orlando's discussion Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
"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…"
May 14, 2010
Patrick F Bassett and Brendan J Schneider are now friends
Feb 14, 2010

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At 10:07am on February 18, 2008, Sam Richards said…

All is well here in RI/MA. We are on break this week.

Not sure I'll be able to make the conference in NYC, but I do plan to try.

Take care, Sam
At 2:52pm on December 11, 2007, Mara Grujanac said…
Hi Pat,
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?
At 10:30am on December 4, 2007, Patria Sullivan said…
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
At 9:42am on November 20, 2007, arvind s grover said…
Pat, thanks for joining the network (and my friends list). I have used your letters for many a discussion at my school. In particular, your reading list from the past summer was incredibly helpful.

Having administrators and leaders in a network along with teachers, technologists and the like opens up all sorts of new possibilities.

Looking forward to seeing where this goes...
At 9:29am on November 20, 2007, Alex Inman said…

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!

-Alex (the one in Missouri)
At 5:25am on November 20, 2007, Alex Ragone said…
Hi Pat,

Thanks for joining and seeing where we can go with this type of social technology. I look forward to meeting you at the NAIS Conference.

- Alex
At 3:28pm on November 19, 2007, Jim Burger said…
Hi Pat:
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!


At 12:04pm on November 19, 2007, Demetri Orlando said…
Hi Pat,
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
At 10:41am on November 17, 2007, Patrick F Bassett said…
A visionary's love of new ideas is seductive, necessarily, to woo followers, but it must not become promiscuous for fear of scaring them away.. .

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