Sunday, November 06, 2005

The Quest for Performance

I've been asked by many business owners the last several months to help them solve problems they have with companies. What is common among these businesses is that they somehow lack the ability to execute. They have strategies but they don't really know how to get these strategies implemented. They are therefore stuck and have been unable to achieve most of their business objectives. Several of them were close to giving up and shutting down shop.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Technology Enabled Teacher

How does one become a technology enabled teacher? What are the benefits of embracing technology? How much time should be spent on learning all the technologies available?

Over the past several months, I have been spending a growing amount of time understanding things I have never used before -- Syndication, Podcasting, etc. Wow! It does take some time to understand how these new tools can be used to teach our students. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm spending too much time on the technologies and not enough time on honing my skills in my craft. In short, which is more important -- content or delivery? It is my desire to be both an effective teacher and a valuable contributor to the body of knowledge. But it's very easy to get totally absorbed by doing one or another.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Embracing Change

The past year has been a great period of change in my life on all fronts. I've realized that change is a difficult, but necessary part of life. Today I try to embrace something different, something new for me. I don't want to overdramatize the event, but I feel that starting this blog is something significant for me. I've never set out to "publish" or share my thoughts in a written record, I've always been more confortable speaking my mind rather than writing it.

So why start this Blog?

First, I've come to the conclusion that blogging will help me articulate and compose the different zany ideas in my mind. It'll somehow force me to sit down and silence myself while I share my ideas. Writing, for me, has become a lost art. I know now is the time to rediscover this onetime passion of mine.

Second, I've made a commitment this year to fully embrace and master the different learning possibilities made available through technology and communications. It is my intention to learn how to leverage these technologies to deliver learning to a wider range of students.

Third, I need a venue to talk about and publish my thoughts on several subjects that are of intellectual and emotional interest to me. Hopefully, as you read my different posts, I can learn as much from your feedback as you do from me.

My apologies if I sound like a really green novice. I really feel like one now.
Over time I expect to be more comfortable with the medium. By that time I hope my blog becomes a sharing place for my friends and other like-minded people. I will share with you my different advocacies in future posts. For now I just want to say welcome, welcome change. : )