Saturday, April 11, 2009

Thoreau, Whitman & Mr. Fooster, Traveling on a Whim

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation." ~ Henry David Thoreau

"Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you." ~Walt Whitman

Nicole Ouellette brought this beautiful book to my attention on Facebook. Check out her post on it at her blog, Breaking Even.

Tom and Craig at Google Talk

Friday, April 10, 2009

How is your school system helping students prepare for the future employment?

by Olga LaPlante

This is a very interesting set of data from Department of Labor statistics, which might have an especially significant effect on Maine employment, given the leading industries in the state. This might also be timely given the debate over going 1-to-1, it being either a wise investment or a big squander. Please read the post and share your views.


Timeline at LIM Resources


How can we stay safe?

Thursday, April 9, 2009

MLTI Spring Math Training

Brief Description of Session:

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to a range of online applets, tools, and web-based resources that utilize content centered technology application to support mathematics teaching and learning. The primary focus will be on the use of high quality yet freely available resources to support teaching and learning goals in mathematics at the middle and high school level including the use of the OER tool GeoGebra.

Additionally, the content will include the use of formative assessment and activities with interactive applets specific to areas of known student misconception and errors as informed by research. This is an interactive, hands-on workshop that engages participants with tools and activities that can be used directly with students.

Please bring your laptops!!

Facilitator: Pam Buffington

Times: 8:00 - 2:30


  • April 27 - Lewiston High School
  • April 29 - Jefferson Village School
  • May 15 - Wiscasset High School
  • May 22 - William Cohen School
  • June 4 - Noble High School
MISTM Math Portal
Online Registration

"Pictures Sounds Numbers Words"

The 2009 MLTI Spring Teacher Leader Institute will take place during May 4-7, 2009, and be entirely online using Adobe Connect Web-Conferencing Software and other technologies. Proposals for presentations are being accepted now. More Information

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Emperor's New Clothes

Wikipedia: The Emperor's New Clothes

The Annotated Emperor's New Clothes

Tonight's Bedtime Story

Audio Story

Wikipedia: Transparency (behavior)

Will Richardson: "Transparency = Leadership"

Dean Shareski: "Advocating for More Transparency"

22nd Century Schooling

"Even those who talk about 21st-century schools invariably follow that phrase with a reference to “the need to compete in a global economy.” The goal isn’t excellence, in other words; it’s victory. Education is first and foremost about being first and foremost."

Read Alfie Kohn's full article title "When '21st-Century Schooling' Just Isn't Good Enough: A Modest Proposal" at Teacher. net . . . and here at District Administration.