Monthly Archives: October 2012

Personal Learning Networks_Context Book Report

A personal learning network, or PLN, is a deceptively simple idea. Simply defined, it is “a set of connections to people and resources both offline and online who enrich our learning” (Richardson & Mancabelli, 2011,p. 2). We all have the … Continue reading

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Prescription for the Perturbed: PLNs

The school where I work has embarked on a strategic planning initiative, using an innovative design thinking model to map out a new future.   By marshaling the varied perspectives of different constituencies in the school — administrators, board members, parents, … Continue reading

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Cultivating Learning

By now I must seem a sucker for the agrarian metaphor.  It’s not that I can’t connect with other metaphors.  It is just that authors keep throwing the rural at me.  Char Booth (2011) with the gleaning.   Gosling and Mintzberg … Continue reading

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