Archive for June 2013

Common Core. Common Testing. Uncommon You. – SCN Encourager 6/20/2013

The main differentiator is YOU. No kidding. Well, not you, the individual. Sorry. The main differentiator I’m talking about is YOU AND everyone else you’d include as unique members of your school district “family.” (aka = your “tribe”” in 21st century entrepreneurial parlance) And the person that recently drove this point home for me is…

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I’ve got my groceries? Now where’d I park?

Honey? Have you seen my car keys? I hate it when my car keys aren’t where I left them… or at least don’t stay where I remember setting them. If I could afford it, I’d hire a couple of plaid-shirted Bigfoot trackers with shaggy beards from Washington State to stake out and video where my…

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Like a Tupperware Party for techies, right? – SCN Encourager 6/18/2013

Now here’s the perfect golf tournament for me! Except that a HACKATHON has nothing to do with sports. (Rats!) It doesn’t have anything to do with fake sports, either. (Like Wrestle-Mania…) It has everything to do with learning. That’s fine, too. And having a cool name makes it even better. HACKATHON. The Event. Be there.…

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Just an easy math problem for you – SCN Encourager 6/17/2013

Even if you flub up the math, you won’t miss the point. Jim Rohn had a rags-to-riches, re-start and re-build life. Until he died at age 79 in 2009, his story – and way he told it throughout his adult life– was a source of inspiration to many. Not to me, though. I hadn’t even…

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Awesome Trait #5: A laughing matter. – SCN Encourager 6/14/2013

We rarely keep our shared Awesome Trait #5 hidden. My track record forces me to offer this disclaimer. While I have a long way to go in mastering Awesome Trait #5 – as indicated by the weekly groans and grimaces I inspire – many of you already have this trait down pat. Big time. So, Awesome…

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Awesome Trait #4 – Our battleground. – SCN Encourager 6/13/2013

We wage a daily battle for “time” and “attention.” Awesome Trait #4 is our common battle against these hefty foes.  And with our transformational 21st century learning message to promote, we struggle with a mammoth-sized, three-pronged communications challenge. Targeting our parents and community members is the easy part. Getting them to grant us the time and attention…

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