21st Century Learning Summer Book Recommendations

One of  my favorite shows on the webcast I co-host, 21st Century Learning, is when Alex, arvind, and I discuss which books we are going to try to read over the summer. Today, in our last show for the year, we recommended the following 21 selections in 25 minutes. We hope that you will enjoy Now You See It:How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Play – Cathy Davidson (Vinnie) This book is the ISTE Independent School Special Interest Group Selection. A discussion on the ISENET Ning and #isedchat tweet chat will be held […]

8 Tips for ISTE Attendees

ISTE can be an overwhelming conference with over 10,000+ attendees. Despite Jon Becker’s tweet yesterday that those attending ISTE shouldn’t need a set of tips, I find it helpful to share what I have learned over the years. I have been to the conference 12 times previously, and it gets larger each year. With the advent of social media, there is seems to be a celebrity-like buzz and excitement  that has evolved, especially with the growth of SocialEdCon (formerly EduBloggerCon). This is so unlike the first ISTE (then the NECC conference) I attended in Orlando in 1993. My goal for ISTE […]

Developing Teachers/Leaders

One of the podcasts that I religiously listen to is the Harvard Business Review IdeaCast. In each of these 10-15 minute episodes, various leaders are interviewed about their ideas and concepts. The last one was with Charles Duhigg, author of the book The Power of Habit,  a book I read earlier this spring that I absolutely loved. Yesterday, while walking, I listed to the interview with Marcus Buckingham entitled Can an Algorithm Teach Leadership . There are several comments which piqued my interest while listening. Some of them were: You see what different kinds of leaders you have. You pick individuals who represent […]

ISTE SIG-IS 2012 Summer Reading Selection Announced

Summer is a great time for renewal and rejuvenation. It is time to pick up a great book and read, giving time to let the ideas percolate while you reflect on the concepts and ideas presented inside. This summer, the members of the executive board of ISTE’s Independent School Special Interest Group have selected Cathy Davidson’s Now You See It:How Brain Science Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn  for its 2012 Summer Reading selection. The book can be purchased in hard cover (http://www.amazon.com/Now-You-See-Attention-Transform/dp/0670022829/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0), paperback as of July 31st, (http://www.amazon.com/Now-You-See-Technology-Transform/dp/014312126X/ref=tmm_pap_title_0) or in various ebook editions (http://www.amazon.com/Now-You-See-Attention-ebook/dp/B004IYIJ98/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2). Cathy Davidson […]

Goodbye North Shore

At the Upper School closing on Tuesday, Colan Biemer noted in his farewell to me that I have been at North Shore longer than he has been alive. My association with the school began in the spring of 1993 and became permanent later in the year. Like the seniors who have been searching for the right college in which to continue their journey, I too have spent much of the year looking for the next opportunity or adventure to embark on. After a wide search and exploring a wide variety of challenges, I am pleased to announce that this fall […]