Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kirk and Spock: What they can Teach us about Educational Leadership

To say I am a passionate film buff is an understatement.  It is clear that the word “buff” doesn’t truly encapsulate my odd appreciation for the cinematic experience as one that not merely entertains but promotes and nurtures critical analysis beyond the … Continue reading

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John Hughes: Why he Matters within Today’s Education Conversation

“Technology doesn’t determine the quality of the connection. Only you can do that.” –           Bill Gates If you haven’t seen them you should. If you have, you probably see a bit of yourself or someone you know in characters such as Bender, … Continue reading

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Sesame Street: The iPad of its Time

In the midst of the early morning rush, my two year-old daughter Emma sat contently on the couch working with puzzles on an Elmo Worlds educational app. Along with being focused on the iPad, she was also nodding her head … Continue reading

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Beyond 40: The OSSD and the Importance of Active Citizenship and Collaboration

Who says that traffic is a waste of time, obviously doesn’t listen to Metro Morning  – sorry for the plug but based on today’s interview with academic and community service provider Hoda Farahmandpour the program deserves a footnote. Interviewed for your Master … Continue reading

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