bill strickland

bill strickland bw

i was first intro’d to him about 2 years ago with this:

almost every time someone tells me i’m crazy or idealistic – i have visions of Bill Strickland’s visions.

TED 2002:

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sunday, july 12, 2009

it’s leadership day 2009


hello *adult leaders in education ….
*kids will lead too – but they mostly just need us to get out of the way.
they’re the lucky ones – needing simply to learn. we have the difficult job of unlearning first.i believe that on this day – and everyday – bill strickland would encourage us to look like the solution, not the problem.
please join me in initiating/continuing conversations and action about the following in regard to school.1) focus
learning how to learn
2) audience
too many differences to describe, common thread – each one has value
3) leader role
remover of roadblocksrisk takerexpert individual tutor
4) supplies needed:
individual web access

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saturday, september 4, 2010

bill strickland

revisting Bill..

i was first intro’d to him about 2 years ago with this:

almost every time someone tells me i’m crazy or idealistic – i have visions of Bill Strickland’s visions.

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monday, september 6, 2010

tsdil – first lessons

going to get better but here’s a start on my tsdil journal:this first 3 weeks of school has been more incredible than any of my other 20 as an educator. because kids are taking over. i am learning tons.
huge lesson #1:
on the term homeless – doesn’t say houseless… so not so much about the shelter.. but about fitting in. we have many homeless in our classrooms.
huge lesson #2:
on best way to help the homeless… we can’t force someone to care about changing or improving themselves. we can however.. offer free resources. many cities do that for homeless people. the invisible homeless, the majority of homeless – women and children, can take advantage of that. (needless to say – we need more.)
and as for the homeless in education – we could have the opportunity to offer free resources to anyone, anywhere, means to whatever they want to be. there are so many resources out there already…. enough to save the world even. we just need the pipeline to every individual.i met up with Kosta Grammatis just this last week.. he started ahumanright.org about a year ago. he is seeking global wifi as well. we need Kosta and about 9 other true innovators….
http://itssaulconnected.com/archives/2010/06/focus-on-customer-experience/
i believe we could have a solution to global wifi pounded out within a year.
i would love any support you have to offer to this end.it’s like – now we are the kids, we are the learners… we need to own what we see as the solution. we need to be the solution. we need to model – owning the solution.
Bill Strickland’s look like the solution… not the problem.

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monday, march 14, 2011

bill strickland

an overdo revisit
if you want to make a difference in the lives of people most have given up on.. you have to look like the solution more than the problem.____________________________________