To come to work here in Clayton County, a failing school district in Georgia, former Pittsburgh superintendent John Thompson wants $275,000 in salary, a $2 million consulting budget, a Lincoln Town Car with a driver, and money to pay a personal bodyguard.
â€”Patrik Jonsonn, citing many good reasons for me to take up the district admin track. [Christian Science Monitor]
I’ve been a Diigo user for two years come July. Seems like everybody and their grannies have adopted it in a Twitter-induced stampede over the last two days…. Iâ€™ve been evangelizing Diigo on these pages since day one.
I used to think that blogging had the potential to have a huge influence on how education could unfold in this country, and by extension in other systems around the world.
â€”Graham Wegner, experiencing either a crisis of faith or a moment of clarity. [Teaching Generation Z]
Forget the stuff about belonging, generational inertia, cultural identity, fitting in, and living in no-choice neighborhoods, E. is drawing a clear connection between his increased gang-affiliation and resulting beating with an inability to construct and conceive of fun.
â€”TMAO, recoding generations of gang affiliation in one powerful anecdote. [RoomD2]
First, there are far too many sessions. The conference program they give you is the size of a phonebook. Seriously, itâ€™s huge. Maybe not a big phonebook, but itâ€™s bigger than the books you buy at ed tech conferences by popular speakers. Itâ€™s big and heavy.
â€”Chris Craft, defining “session glut.” [Crucial Thought]
So in looking at session selection policy, is it any wonder that this method leads to homogenous, cookie cutter selections that represent the acceptable norm? Shouldnâ€™t we be concerned that in times that call for radical change, the standard method for conference session selection is biased against radical proposals?
â€”Sylvia Martinez, explaining why K12 Online Conference repeatedly rejects my keynote proposals. [Generation Yes Blog]