published by David Wees on Wed, 10/16/2013 - 03:54
Life isn't fair. Do something about it.
The world may not care about your self-esteem, but having a healthy self-image is more likely to lead to positive relationships with the people to whom you are close and having healthy relationships is the key to having a happy life.
Don't focus on the money. Focus on improving yourself and doing good work. Both of these are more valuable than money.
published by David Wees on Thu, 10/10/2013 - 06:27
Tomorrow, thousands of educators from various different countries are expected to attend a free 3 day virtual conference, The Reform Symposium, #RSCON4. RSCON will be held October 11th to 13th in conjunction with Connected Educator Month. The entire conference will be held online using the Blackboard Collaborate webinar platform. Participants can attend this online conference from the comfort of their homes or anywhere that has Internet access.
published by David Wees on Wed, 10/09/2013 - 05:36
As I was travelling to St. Ives, I met a man who'd lived seven lives,
In each life he'd learned seven lessons,
Within each lesson he'd had seven chances,
With each chance he'd made seven mistakes,
With each mistake he'd found seven connections,
How many connections, mistakes, chances, and lessons are missed by those who fear to live?
published by David Wees on Sat, 10/05/2013 - 16:18
I grew up in a household that read all the time, talked about the world as we thought it exists and imagined possible worlds, and had conversations all the time about anything that interested us. I had my first computer at age 8, and had the freedom to use it as I pleased, which turns out involved programming it. My world was rich with numbers. My toys were mostly things that I could build things with. My house had a hallway full of many thousands of books, and so I never ran out of something to read.
published by David Wees on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 18:15
I may be presenting on social media use in education for a group of administrators in month or so, and a discussion I had on Twitter prompted me to think about why I use social media. An important aspect of any presentation on any tool is addressing the question; why should I use this?
published by David Wees on Thu, 09/26/2013 - 07:47
When my wife and I moved our family to NYC from Vancouver, we knew that we would have to get used to many changes, we just did not know how large some of those those changes would be.
We started our planning in January because we knew that finding an affordable place to live and a school for our son was going to be challenging. We created a map to overlay the information about schools we were gathering with information about rental prices. Very quickly we noticed a few trends.