Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I wondered, am I? Went there, turns out I am, got the the badge, and put in on my eFolio. I encourage individuals who are job hunting, developing businesses, and in contact with others who may want to do a search on them to visit executivecareerbrand.com to find out if they are 'distinct', and if they are what kind of 'distinct' they are.
So after a one year stint as an administrator, I am on a self-funded sabbatical to research, write, blog, network and seek new venues as a professional in education. I am using pseudo science to guide my sabbatical, see my horoscope from the Star Tribune below:
"Who you are on the inside will make a certain reality outside of who you come into to being. Be clear about what you are creating. Feel the energy of what you want your future to be and you'll begin to move toward it." ~Mathis, H. (January 19, 2012) Horoscope for Scorpios
Who I am is an individual with a keen interest in education, technology, areas where technology helps and hinders learning, and an accreditation geek. Also went to look at, the is this your name web site? It told me that I am, Harobed Rotcorp ( My name backwards) also Eborahday Octorpray( My name in pig latin). More importantly, the site let me know that my my personal power animal is an American Eagle Harpy. But ,I digress. So now you, go seek, and find out how digitally distinct you are. Check out is this your name ? Let me know what you find out and also let me know if you are on a self-funded sabbatical.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Individuals interested in student leadership may also want to check out the Generation Yes Blog. This blogs focus is on empowering students with technology and in a recent post provided some information on the topic of ,Student Leadership - Building Authentic 21st Century Skills.
Monday, October 04, 2010
In each conversation issues of quality are key. Have also been continuing my reads about women's leadership and qualities of our leadership as this topic continues to intrigue me. Lots of good articles out there, but for tonight share the following thoughts from a Caliper Study:
About Women's Leadership Qualities
1. Women leaders are more persuasive than their male counterparts.
2. When feeling the sting of rejection, women leaders learn from adversity and carry on with an "I'll show you" attitude.
3. Women leaders demonstrate an inclusive, team-building leadership style of problem solving and decision making.
4. Women leaders are more likely to ignore rules and take risks.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
It's been a while between posts, but current research on gender, marriage, and a recent report titled The White House Project: Benchmarking Women's Leadership jump started my thinking about all this again and inspired me to submit a presentation proposal to The Chair Academy in Minneapolis, MN March 15-18, 2009.
If you read the The White House Project research and PEW research you will find:
1.Women's leadership research indicating a stall for women leaders in all sectors of the workforce (The White House Project, 2009),
2. Research that indicating women are surpassing men in earnings (PEW, 2010),
3. Gender and leadership research indicating that both men and women make good leaders (PEW 2009).
So, voila paradox. The good thing about paradox is that it gets the brain all fired up and energized (at least it does my brain) and so while the blog stalled for awhile (13 months) I am back at it and through the required paper that is a part of the conference I sort of met a goal posted in 2008.
Any writing that helps the thinking process is good and maybe with the push the conference proceedings and the recent research provides I will get back on track with the paper and webinar thing. Maybe the blog thing too.
Friday, November 21, 2008
1. Does education need to change?
Yes, education needs to change and improve.
2. Why or why not?
Education should not change for changes sake, but should take a look at its history, practice, and all of the educational research that is catalogued and make needed changes. Education is research based, but does not seem to reflect on and use information to improve its monolithic self.
3. If it should change, what should it become? How should education (k-12, higher, or corporate) look like in the future?
Improvement, rather than just change, would mean that education (all) would take on a serious look at practices, policies, and methods and begin the hard work of reinventing itself. Much of what we do in education is based on what has been done in the past and does not appear to be connected to the here and now or to looking at the future.
Are there other Toffler fans out there? In a recent Edutopia article he said, "Shut it down." The idea of starting over is frightening in terms of human capital and the amount of time and money it would take to rebuild, but the fundamentals proposed in Toffler's
Here they are copy and paste from Edutopia.org and
Toffler's vision for education in the twenty-first century:
- Open twenty-four hours a day
- Customized educational experience
- Kids arrive at different times
- Students begin their formalized schooling at different ages
- Curriculum is integrated across disciplines
- Nonteachers work with teachers
- Teachers alternate working in schools and in business world
- Local businesses have offices in the schools
- Increased number of charter schools
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sharing a video that illustrates innovation and accretion at work.This is a lovely piece of work created by a student at Lewis