Making Sense of Info. Using it to solve problems.

One of the first things most people say after talking to me, or visiting my web sites is “there’s a lot of information!” Some are really saying “too much” information. That’s not the way I see it. …

Instead I see a constantly expanding wealth of information that young people and adults can learn from over a lifetime in efforts to reduce poverty in the US and the world. Continue reading

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Expanding Network – Webheads

I spent time this morning in an on-line forum where Susan Hillyard from Buenos Aires shared ideas about using educational drama to engage kids. The recording is at http://tinyurl.com/2012mar25hillyard

As I learned during this event I added new links to the Library at http://tinyurl.com/TMC-Library… so that while I was learning I was also passing on these ideas to others who might visit my web site and learn from me. Continue reading

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Network Building – A Process


This graphic and this article describe a process of network-building that I’ve been doing informally and formally since I started leading a tutor/mentor program in 1975.

Below are a couple of message threads that illustrate this long-term process. The first is an email received from Vance Stevens last Monday after I had facilitated an on-line Webheads… discussion on Sunday, Feb. Continue reading

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Sharing ideas. World-Wide Network-Building.

This year has been one of disruptive change for me and the Tutor/Mentor Connection. I turned 65 on Dec. 19… and while many of my peers are retiring soon (or already retired) I’m launching a new business to support the growth of volunteer-based tutor/mentor programs in high poverty areas of mega cities like Chicago. Continue reading

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Turn words into actions to help reduce drop out rate

On Wednesday I posted my first summary of the National Dropout Prevention Conference in this article.

Here are some quotes from people I heard.

“Shame of American Education is the drop-out problem.” Dr. Daniel Domenech

“1600 high schools in America responsible for majority of droputs in US.” (see this info on Locating the Dropout Crisis…)Dr. Continue reading

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Networked Learning via MOOC

Vance Stephens who is one of the creators of the Webheads network is one of the people who constantly inspires me with his thinking and writing. Today I read this article and this article.

The first article introduced me to the concept of a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course)

It pointed me to this blog where a short video video… gives a quick over view of what MOOC is. Continue reading

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