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Learning Designer Licensure

I’ve been working with a few other educators lately. We’re undergoing training to receive our principal licensure in the State of Wisconsin. We’ve been throwing around radical ideas. In a field where innovation is stressed; in fact, it is rewarded … Continue reading

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Following Through, Implementing, Design Time

I’ve been out of commission blogging over the last month for a good reason. This November, I participated in National November Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo).  About a dozen of my students also went on the journey. It was strange to close … Continue reading

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State of Play

10:13am CST I’ve got 20 minutes tops…I’m off to surgery today, getting relief, I’m one of the lucky ones with health insurance. Getting my sinus infections cured by getting my face cut open seems like an odd thing to be … Continue reading

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Reflection on Portfolio Design

I started a journey towards earning my administrative licensure this past July. I work with @Krauseunc — @CoachMcGinnis are also on this same journey with me. I write this out on my laptop as we make the three hour drive … Continue reading

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60/70/80

I expect 60. I expect 60 out of my colleagues. 70 is a bit different. At 70 I look disheveled. I double my caffeine & halve my other calories. I roll on 5 hours tops, if I get 8 hours of … Continue reading

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Getting Funky in Here…

Project Foundry is awesome. I drink their Kool Aid. Although I am a huge proponent of all things #FOSS (Free Open Source Software), Project Foundry makes my school possible. For three days last week, I participanted at Project Foundry’s Unconference … Continue reading

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The Greatest School Ever

So you want to build a new school. What’s your goal? What do you really want to get done. Early on in our school design, I would write frequently something like this: We are designing the best school ever.or We won’t … Continue reading

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What Is Learning?

What is learning? It’s been an unbelievable month since my last post. This question has been coming up in my life recently. So I ask you, what is learning? For a quick demonstration, please follow this school on Twitter if … Continue reading

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The Coolest Thing I’ve Been A Part of in Awhile…My Merit Pay

Yesterday I received merit-based pay. Last week, I got a call from Ron Fafnis. Ron invited me to come talk to the Heart of the Valley Senior Service Club. Our conversation went something like this: Mike, this is Ron Fafnis … Continue reading

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Transitions

I was typing out another blog post for my teaching. Riding Amtrak back to see my family. I heard an Eminem song for the first time in several years. Mockingbird. I damn near started crying. I’m not sure I’m strong … Continue reading

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