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At 10:16pm on October 27, 2010, Chris Flench said…
Thank you for the welcome, Ian. Funny to see how you interpreted my comments in my profile. I was thinking about changes in methodologies, philosophies, and lately, the overreliance on standardized testing. But I can see how my comments could also relate to technology. (In fact I love the technologies I am getting to use!) What I think, after many years in teaching, is that it seems like initiatives and approaches to teaching change every 5 or 10 years along with superintendents and Departments of Ed. Often we end up paying for a new look on an old approach. Then, once the textbooks are purchased and the staff training has been paid for, a new regime enters and it's time to pitch the "old" and do it all over again. Those are the shifting sands that are making me dizzy! ;)
At 10:57am on September 7, 2010, Jamie Dy said…
Thanks Ian for the warm welcome!
At 7:07am on August 20, 2010, Tracy Rosen said…
Thanks, Ian. I'm looking forward to the learning curve I've thrown myself into this year! I haven't worked at the elementary level in about 9 years now.
At 8:37am on August 17, 2010, Bonnie Bracey Sutton said…
I am at the National AAcadmies, the committee on Human -systems Integration. The K-12 part of this is the preparation for a workforce that involves problem solving, robotics, social anthropology, datamining, and other SC applications.

We are not prepared , our citizens because geography, culture and social frameworks are what is needed to accomplish the Dept of Defence missions, that includes peacekeeping so that conflict does not emergy. Interesting new viewpoints on anthropology. great applications for Super computing.
At 6:27am on August 17, 2010, Bonnie Bracey Sutton said…
I am deep in a think tank at the National Research council and sleep deprived.. so many new ideas on workforce readiness, cognition, technology needs of future workers.
WIll be back in a day or so.
At 9:27am on August 10, 2010, Javier Simon said…
Thanks Ian! I am glad to join this group. I´ll see what´s going on first. I´m interested in TfU, professional development programs and technology.
At 10:02am on August 9, 2010, Tim Aldiss said…
Thanks again Ian.

Brian Aldiss 85th birthday celebrations are being controbuted to at this Facebook page in his honour - http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=120586967951630&ref=ts - please feel free to contribute if you can.

Cheers
Tim (son of Brian!)
At 7:49am on August 9, 2010, Tim Aldiss said…
Hi Ian
Thanks for the welcome.
I found you through a Google search.
I've been doing some research into Dad online as I am involved in arrangements for his birthday celebrations this month.
You may know that he is 85 this year, and (just for a change) he is exhibiting some of his artwork over his birthday.
Alongside this I have set up a Facebook group to collect contributions from those interested saying something (hopefully positive) about his work.
Would you be happy to help me spread the word? I was thinking of leaving a comment in one of the recent threads featuring a mention of Dad.
I will also delightedly join in if I have a contribution on the creativity elemnet you mention.
Cheers again
Tim
At 2:38am on July 31, 2010, Aaron Garland said…
Ian, thanks for the warm welcome. I followed the link from a post in the Washington Post yesterday, an imaginary conversation between Jaime Escalante, John Taylor Gatto, Alfie Kohn and... I believe it was Frank Smith. Anyway, I think the author's name was Jerry and I presume I ended up here because he's also a member of this chat group. I'll browse for a while and then start tossing my two bits around.
Cheers,
Aaron
At 10:39am on July 27, 2010, Dave Bonar said…
Thanks for the welcome. I was lead here by a Google search of Tao + teaching (looking for quotes for an inspirational wall). The conversation looks good so far. I'll try to add things although I have a bad habit of just listening when things get hectic and the beginning of the new school year is always a little hectic.
At 8:44am on July 27, 2010, Martin Fletcher said…
Thanks for the welcome. Like some others, I came to this site through Skipzilla.
At 11:23pm on July 25, 2010, Simi Rahman said…
Thank you, Ian. I'm excited to have found this community. Thanks to Skip Zilla.
At 7:23pm on July 18, 2010, Anthony Manzo said…
Ian,
You are right, I don't know how URL pages have morphed. It sounds like something one of my sons will have to help with. I will fill out more of my profile site.
best,
Tony Manzo
At 8:52am on July 14, 2010, Janet Navarro said…
Thanks for the supportive comments.
It's really nice to have some time to reconnect with people and ideas here.

What does this mean....from your profile statement....

( I'll share pedagogy, but not 'on the ground' practice!)

And, PS -- when I read the comment about the hair cut -- I could see where the resonance comes from....
At 6:38am on July 12, 2010, Krista Easton said…
Thanks for making me feel like part of the community! I look forward to becoming an active part of the collaboration and continuing effort to transform education, and my own perspectives and practices!
At 4:41pm on July 7, 2010, COMPAORE Abdramane said…
Hi,
Thank you for your remark on my text.
At 12:34pm on July 7, 2010, Lenny Dale said…
Hi, Ian
I'm not much of a computer networking sort. Face-to-face, up moving around away from my desk is more like it. It figures that I teach PE. Connie Weber keeps trying to get me more involved with this and onto facebook. I check Fireside every so often. Facebook hasn't been able to capture me yet.
At 10:34pm on July 5, 2010, Patricia G Pelizzari said…
Thank you. I'm not really familiar with this kind of thing but I look forward to following and learning...
At 8:59am on June 21, 2010, Angela Pitkin said…
Thanks for the welcome Ian. I'm looking forward to being a part of such a wonderful group of educators.
At 1:02am on June 14, 2010, Marineh F. Khachadour said…
Thanks of the welcome, Ian. I am still trying to figure out how to navigate this site.

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