NETWORK

This feature provides an opportunity to submit personal reflections on what you have observed and digested from our event.  In addition, it is a place where you can share stories and insights regarding the passions and endeavors you are engaged. We are particularly interested in learning about your work that resonates with any of the big ideas framed by the panelists in their individual statements to President Obama.

We would appreciate it if you provide your name, email address, and school affiliation (position, district, etc.) to allow us to  build our network of visionary practitioners who are contributing to the new story of education!  Send email to bcory@tenafly.k12.nj.us

Thank you for visiting!!

MAY 21,  2010

SCHOOL NAME: Patricia Bucci
SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Park Ridge
EMAIL: patriciabucci@parkridge.k12.nj.us
SUBMIT: Submit

COMMENTS:

This is an exciting tiime in education. Our greatest educational thinkers and researchers are coming together and synthesizing years of educational research to create a system of education that is responsive to the needs of students and prepares them for the demands of the 21st century. Brian, thank you for organizing this event and allowing me to be a participant. It was an exciting evening.


MAY 19, 2010

SCHOOL NAME: Patrick Phillips
SCHOOL AFFILIATION: South Burlington High School, South Burlington , Vermont
EMAIL: pphillips@sbschools.net
SUBMIT: Submit

COMMENTS:

I would greatly appreciate if you would add me to this network. At SBHS, we are striving to meet the rapidly changing needs of a student population that continues to evolve at a pace that parallels the emergence of new technologies, modes of communications, and ways of learning. The meanings of the words classroom, curriculum, and teaching have broadened and and changed to a degree that demands the term education reflect the dynamic nature of what we do and how we do it.


MAY 7, 2010

SCHOOL NAME: Adam Leaming
SCHOOL AFFILIATION: Ponca City Public Schools, Oklahoma - Assistant Principal
EMAIL: leamia@pcps.us

COMMENTS:

It is essential that we build our young teachers and assist them for a strong career in education. It is a shame there are few programs in place to assist the teacher after their first year of service. In our district we provide time in each teacher's second year of service to come back to the table and collaborate with others in their second year. This is a time of reflection, investigating best practices, and open collaboration with their peers of equal experience.

I believe a solid mentoring relationship in which a high level of communication and trust is built is also an essential part of keeping our new teachers engaged in the profession. Experienced teachers must take the lead and offer advice, or even be a sounding board for problems or concerns. It's up to the administrator to communicate to his staff that we all work together and no one needs to feel like their on an island.
 

 

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