The Daily Find- Feb 15, 2010

The Daily Find

There are many wonderful posts available on the new list of NAIS Community bloggers. While it is impossible for me to highlight them all, I have a few here for you to explore. Remember, you can get to all of the bloggers from the links on your right as well as the two aggregated feeds.

Planning Friday at NAIS

By Demetri Orlando

With so many options for the NAIS conference, how do you choose? Demetri takes a look at his options and invites you to help him make his choice. After-all, he will be live blogging from the conference in San Francisco next week and wants to help both those who will not make the conference as well as those of us who find there are too many things to see and can’t manage to clone our selves.

When did it become all about leadership?

By Peter Gow

We hear a lot about leadership these days. Peter takes a look at leadership and offers a challenge to help our students learn to be leaders right where they are, in their community. The money quote for me was “Leadership is neither about holding a title nor about having taken a multi-thousand dollar trip to Washington, D.C., and receiving a certificate. Leadership is about knowing when and how to step up and when and how to support–and sometimes oppose–others in the service of making the world a better place.”  Peter’s take reminds me of a little book I read on a flight this summer- Tribes by Seth Godin. How can we help our students learn to be leaders in their own community?

Is it Multitasking or Filtering?

By Page Lennig

Page asks us to look at two different posts regarding the controversy surrounding the concept of multitasking. First a post from Howard Rheingold then Henry Jenkins. Both have us consider the question of multitasking in our lives as well as our kids. The point made is that MT is as old as time but that not all tasks are created equal and that we need to learn how to develop better “filters”.

What makes a great teacher?

By Ann Hamel

As many are heading to NAIS for some great professional development and to possibly fill teaching positions at our schools, Ann asks “What makes a great teacher”? Here she Pulls from her recent experience listening to Malcom Gladwell as well as a recent article from him in the Atlantic Monthly. The suggestion, start with her post and she will lead you to four things great teachers have in common (according to Gladwell).

Posted by Chris Bigenho

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