Social Media & Early US Elections

United States history teacher Brad Evans has his students experiencing early US history in a unique way, through social media. Each of his four US history classes will be debating issues from early presidential elections, as if they were happening today. This means that the candidates (Washington, Jefferson, Burr, Hamilton, Adams, & Madison) will be […]

How To Get More Twitter Followers

I was recently asked about my strategies for getting more followers on Twitter. I’ll give you my best guess as to why I have close to 6,000. It is definitely a combination of things.

I have always tried to be active on Twitter & to tweet regularly. Even if it is only 5-10 minutes a few […]

Personalizing Professional Development for Administrators

Below is the presentation and notes for the session that Tim Bray & I presented to administrators at the KORCOS conference in Songdo, Korea, March 9, 2012.

Personalizing PD for Administrators

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Professional Development

I have been living and teaching in Costa Rica since 2003. I came from a school district in California that offered many opportunities for professional development both on campus and at the district office. The district provided several professional development days every year. Honestly, I didn’t enjoy a lot of it. Way too many workshops […]