Leadership and Teachers

I think a Professional Leadership Community approach has a lot to offer. But what do we need leadership in teaching for? Brian Lord and Barbara Miller have this to say: At present, we do not know enough about teacher leadership to make bold claims for its effectiveness in helping reforms go to scale or improving Read More …

Thoughts on Communities, Blogs and Moodle

I’ve taken a bit of a break from the community aspect of my life. The change from the College to the University has accounted for most of this. However, things have moved on. First the West Coast visit and now next week we have our next session on community nurture/community development, and the first for Read More …

CoPs and Bloggers at CPE

Still being very interested in this topic. The chance to present at a conference where there is some understanding of CoP’s was too good an opportunity to miss. CPE 2006. Continuing Professional Education Conference. There were really three threads: recertification requirements, keeping up with developments in a profession and adult education. I totally omitted the Read More …

CoPs and Blogs

There are two specific discussions involving Blogs I am interested in at the moment: The differences between online journals, blogs and forums. The relationship between bloggers and communities. “CoP’s and Bloggers” was my last minutish presentation at BlogHui, and I shared briefly on the Saturday, which was day 2. I used the same slideshow on Read More …

Communities Exist . . .

I have been interested again how much difference there is in our understanding of basic terms: Community of practice is sometmes assumed to be ‘Online’. I think a better term is distributed. Here is a summary of my talk on “A vision for community” Communities exist. They are bound together by a common practice, a Read More …