It will also mean a move for my wife to the Pudong campus where she will continue doing the amazing job she does as an elementary school counselor. We will also be moving downtown so that we are about half way from both campuses, making my daily commute to either campus about 1 hour, while at the same time allowing us to experience downtown
This new position comes in a large part from being apart of this community. The conversations that happen in this community I then extend into my school community creating opportunities for things to happen. It is in large part to the following people that I was chosen for this new position:
David Warlick: You turned me on to this community be doing nothing more then creating your blogmeister program and allowing 130 5th grade students to have a voice in the real world. Your 2cent postings and our e-mail conversations make me on a daily basis rethink my purpose as an educator.
John Pederson: Keep blogging man! Everyday I find something new on your site. Your brain dumps alone are enough to keep me working for weeks! I commend you for doing what you felt you had to do in quitting your job. You posted recently about the Big Frickn Wall again. Youre over it man and headed in a new and exciting direction.
Will Richardson: Your knowledge, conversations, and implementation of blogs in education are something to be commended on. Every day I look forward to what new fun stuff you have to write about.
Doug Johnson: The librarian who should be a techie. :0 You have had a larger impact on our new ES library then you will ever know.
Tim Lauer: The principal who I want to work for. You find the most amazing gadgets and gizmos to incorporate into your school. Everyday I check to see what new fun stuff youve found on the web.
Steve Dembo: We had an e-mail conversation about a month ago about changing education and always getting the answer when the time is right. Well hopefully with this new position, the time IS right.
These are only 6 of the many people in this community who have pushed me in new and exciting directions. I look forward to my new position next year and being a part of this amazing community of bloggers.