At our luncheon today, Alan November had a lot of good things to say.  I want to capture at least a few before I forget what he said (or what I heard).  Disclaimer: you will see no quotation marks below.  That's because I'm not attempting to quote; these are my personal recollections.

  • We need to get the right information to the right people at the right time.
  • Relationships matter.  Worry about them before you worry about the technology.
  • Is technology, or at least the way we like to use it, diminishing our ability to think deeply about things?
  • Purpose, autonomy, mastery -- these things motivate us.  See Daniel Pink, Drive.
  • Peer coaching, among students, is a top way to learn--assuming the content is correct.  (My note: Big Assumption)
  • Kids/students can create and contribute products that are useful to peers and others.  To paraphrase Tinker vs. Des Moines, students do not shed their constructive, creative abilities when they enter the schoolhouse door.
  • Stop telling; start asking.

Great, thought-provoking ideas.  Disclaimer #2: I agree with everything he said today.

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