Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 Welcome Back to School

Friends:

Please follow this link to my welcome back letter for 2012.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jlxaraGmGYo1aHdv_K_YKykaa5pHsT3SlhVffbf7tek/edit

I hope it is an amazing school year for every single one of us.

Rod

Friday, August 3, 2012

Globalization

I believe all humans have rights. I believe that freedom is perspective-based. Freedom, to 6 billion people, does not mean the same thing it means to an American. Freedom does not mean the same thing to every American. Globalization is truly local. It's a willingness and intent to respect everyone, no matter his/her beliefs, place, nationality, or religion. Human life is fragile. Human life is not recoverable. We must respect human life, ubiquitously. In the digital age, this has tremendous meaning and requires a shared ethic of value for everyone. This is a challenge, and worth pursuing.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Digital Revolution

Chris Dede. Augmented reality. Assessment. Dispositions. The 21st Century (and it's 2012). Who is the learner of the future? What must he/she understand? How do we make learning interdisciplinary, ethic-building, and accessible to every child on the earth?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mind-Brain Education

My essence--reframe the question. Awareness of will. Emotion. Agency. Synthesis, reflection, relationships, re-think disability, make learning a reality for all kids--our agency. As a leader of learning, I must do all I can to frame conversations and decisions around these ideas and not allow uninformed political influences to determine how kids experience school. This is my agency.