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Cultivating a calling: what made you want to become a teacher and what keeps you motivated?

Started Mar 16, 2013 0 Replies

The discussion title is the assignment for the speakers at the Gates Foundation presentations like this one. …Continue

Advances in Digital Storage has Made Other Changes Possible

Started this discussion. Last reply by John S. Oliver Jul 22, 2011. 2 Replies

Consider this info graphic that presents the Evolution of Storage I recall when one floppy disk seemed like plenty…Continue

What are your reflections on this manifesto?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jul 18, 2011. 1 Reply

I bumped into this summary of key concepts in the form of a manifesto It…Continue

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Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to --- Think for Yourself

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All StudentsAugust 29, 2017 We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country. Our advice can be distilled to three words:Think for yourself.Now, that might sound easy. But you will find—as you may have discovered already in high school—that thinking for yourself can be a challenge. It always demands self-discipline and these…See More
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Executive Director of innovative online educational nonprofit
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I have been a leader of online education in my circles for years

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Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to --- Think for Yourself

Posted on September 24, 2017 at 8:30 0 Comments

Some Thoughts and Advice for Our Students and All Students…


What Parents Look for in a School

Posted on August 27, 2017 at 4:32 0 Comments

Have you wondered what is going on in the minds of parents who are considering a school for their child?

It could be a private, charter or public school. It also could relate to preschool or after school program.

Note that a parent needs to consider this each time the family moves. And they might consider it if not pleased from year to year.

The top 3 considerations according to this study are safety, quality teachers and academic…


Described myself in 50 words

Posted on August 25, 2017 at 16:00 0 Comments

 Joining an online business association that asked to describe yourself in 50 words and here are mine.

Here is the video where the founder describes the value of this…


X on My Calendar

Posted on July 26, 2017 at 19:30 0 Comments

My black marker makes a daily X on my wall calendar.


I like to know at a glance where I am in context of the month.

Days and weeks seem to blur together.

This simple action makes time become my personal graphic.


Rationally I know each day has 24 hours.

But emotionally time seems to change pace.

Some days and weeks seem faster than others.

That steady addition of another X is my objective pace car.


The truth is…


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At 13:59 on June 23, 2011, Hazel Owen said…

Welcome, John. It is great to have you join the community. Please make yourself at home, and jump into or start conversations, and feel free to share ideas, experiences, and resources.


I enjoyed having a look around your first site too - thanks for sharing the link - although I had problems with the second one not opening. I guess that's technology sometimes :-)



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