The Public Education System’s Response to COVID19

In the wake of an unprecedented global pandemic, there are breakdowns occurring in the public education system which shed light on areas that will require significant consideration and revision as we move forward. It is clear that no contingency plan previously or currently in place has been sufficient to deal with such large-scale events as …

Choosing a Learning Management System

Learning management systems (LMS) are on the rise due to the increasing popularity of and demand for more flexible, accessible, online learning solutions. With such a high saturation, it can be difficult for organizations to make a choice regarding which LMS is right for them. In order to make this decision, you should first assess …

Fostering an Effective Knowledge Sharing Network

It should come as no surprise that learning is largely a social experience. From language acquisition to behavior to a variety of skills like learning how to drive—we gain most of our knowledge from other people. The same is true in the workplace. In Knowledge Management in Theory and Practice, Kimiz Dalkir writes that, according …

Reducing Company Vulnerability Through Knowledge Management

An organization’s intellectual assets are, arguably, its most valuable and well-guarded resources. Intellectual property is what provides a company their competitive edge in the market, but it can also represent one of their greatest vulnerabilities. The organizational knowledge base is partitioned off into two categories: explicit knowledge and tacit knowledge. Explicit knowledge is knowledge that …

Resurrection Blog

I’ve been gone for quite a long time. Some of it was an intentional absence—time to settle in after the move and enjoy a bit of summer in our new home. But the remainder was unplanned. Once school started back, there were many times I tried to force myself back into the habit of research …

Exodus: A Teacher’s Story

In less than forty-eight hours, I will be crossing the West Virginia state line for the final time. Though I spent the better part of my youth daydreaming of a larger world and much of my early adulthood was lost to pipedream plans of leaving, I never left. Something, or somethings, always kept me here—whether …

Sketchnoting: Expanding Student Choice

I’m constantly consuming professional literature and find myself in a perpetually reflective/revisionary state regarding my curriculum and practices. I remain haunted by one of my more recent intellectual feasts, EMPOWER: What Happens When Students Own Their Learning, by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani (read more about it here). While I’ve been a PBL convert for a couple of …

Classroom Reflections After Reading Empower

Innovation has become a bit of a buzz word in education, and while the term may be trendy and even over- and misused, innovation is crucial to the survival of relevant and effective education. But change cannot be carried out for the sake of change; rather, as John Spencer and A.J. Juliani put it in …