Friday, July 17, 2009

People to Watch

These bloggers are people to watch! They are making an impact within their sphere of influence. I can learn from their example.
Jason Schrage writes the blog Connections at His latest post talks about those connections and how learning is just that. Another George perhaps? I see a big name at the beginning, so I can say, "I knew him when...." Jason is a Middle School Social Studies teacher in upstate New York.

Jessica Johnson of Reflection from a School Principal at quotes Marie Clay in her second post. This is a favorite quote I found on her blog, "When a student doesn’t learn the way we teach, we need to teach the way they learn.” I'm unclear to whom this should be attributed, but that most likely is due more to my lack of coffee intake than anything else. Jessica is an elementary principal in rural Wisconsin.

Neil Stephenson of Thinking in Mind at also talks about connections! He refers to connected Canadian History teachers and building an online PLN. He wonders, as I do, how can we bring the disconnected into the conversation? He also writes about a Cigar Box Project, which would make a wonderful conference presentation/session! Neil is a Humanities teacher in Calgary.

Photo courtesy of Breno Peck taken on May 5, 2008 available at under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike Generic 2.0 license

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