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Carolyn goes to the White House

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It’s not every day a teacher librarian is invited to the White House. Last week, our own Carolyn Foote spent a day there as a Champion of Change. In her reflection, Carolyn contends that leadership begins with sharing your voice, with being connected: Any one of us can lead–any teacher– any librarian–any administrator and any [...]

OMG, CEM! I need an extension. (And what were/are the librarians doing?)

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We’re nearing the end of October, the month the US Department of Education declared Connected Educator Month or #ce13. With more than 500 events, the celebration has been overwhelmingly successful, and it has been seriously overwhelming. I am afraid I failed as a volunteer and a leader. You see, instead of leading, my head was spinning.  When I could [...]

On Connectedness & the Learning 2.0 Conference

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August is Connected Educators Month. I started writing this post on the last leg of a flight home from Australia*, where Gwyneth Jones (the Daring Librarian) and I met with the fabulous librarians of Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. Sometimes it really hits you hard that things have changed.  It hit me hard on this trip. [...]