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Will Richardson
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The narrative of traditional schooling is breaking. What will take its place?
In this previously unpublished essay, Aaron Swartz sought an explanation for the persistent—and possible deliberate—failures in our school system.
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The concepts of self-directed thinking and learning comes to mind and seems important to me ... thank you for sharing this indepth article, +Will Richardson​​​. 
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I hope this is the sign of things to come....
Watch this.  Share it. - Too Big to Fail has become Too Big for Trial
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My father took a case against JP Morgan and Verizon  all the way to the Supreme Court and the case against the bank was dismissed under the doctrine of "equitable mootness".
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I'm will from New Jersey. Parent, author, former public school educator who's an advocate for changing education in the context of connected, self-organized learning. 
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Hi Will, looking forward to having you in class
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I love this bit from Joi Ito:

"Neoteny, one of my favorite words, means the retention of childlike attributions in adulthood. Childlike attributes include learning, idealism, experimentation, wonder, and creativity. In our rapidly changing world, not only do we need to continue to behave more like children - we can teach our children to retain those attributes that will allow them to be the world-changing, innovative adults who will help us reinvent the future."
Here's how the article that I wrote for the New York Times started before it turned into "In an Open-Source Society, Innovating by the Seat of Our Pants". The New York Times version isn't bad, but her...
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Sounds like Joi got down with a latin dictionary. ;)
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Really awesome post by Kathy Cassidy on what tech should and shouldn't be used for in the classroom. 
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+Will Richardson thanks for sharing this article. it was very well written and expressed many points which were well developed. I'm hoping more people read it!
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"The best candidates are those who will be thrilled to work for you, not those who just need a new job and happen to stumble upon you." Der.
One of the least re-imagined tasks of a leader in a business or nonprofit is hiring. Depending on the amount of red tape at your company, the process might look something like this: decide you need a new hire, spend time drafting a description, and then post it in a bunch of places online and then... wait. (And, yes, the best leaders start by sourcing hires from their own personal networks — but even in the era of LinkedIn, so many jobs still hit...
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If you haven't already done so, would love it if you subscribe and spread the word about our new "Raising Modern Learners" newsletter ( and website specifically aimed at helping parents develop a more contemporary context for thinking about education. Feedback always welcomed. 
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Another really important analysis by Audrey Watters. What are the questions surrounding data in "connected learning"?
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It is a great concept and it is into the minds of educators across the globe from the day it was known as SLC.
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Interesting read
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Zounds! Anyhow, have a good trip. 
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Guess I should have gotten my daughter those UGGS she wanted... ;0)
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Hi willy,am monica from Tanzania,i want to be my friend to shared ideas.
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10 min mile or so
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Parent, educator, speaker, author, instigator.

Former public school educator for 22 years, author of Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere, speaker (keynotes, presentations and workshops to audiences in China, Brazil, Australia, Europe and throughout North America), co-founder of the Powerful Learning Practice Network, national advisory board member for the George Lucas Education Foundation, a member of the 2010 Horizon Project advisory board, a columnist for District Administration Magazine.

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Author of four books (whodathunkit)
  • Ohio University
    Journalism, 1976 - 1980
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    Learner, 2004 - present
  • Powerful Learning Practice
    Learner, 2006 - present
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