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Day two with Warlick

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I can’t believe it’s only Tuesday and I’m not the one presenting. Today David did 4 sessions for teacher and then a parent night. Getting home around 8:30pm, I’m sure he’s sleeping well. πŸ™‚

If you EVER get the chance to have David do a parent presentation at your school do it! Although it wasn’t a very good turn out, the word will spread like it does in a parent community about the message that came across.

“My dad could get down and play Legos with me, I can’t play my son’s toys with him…everything has changed.”

That statement was met with a lot of head shaking of understanding. David did a great job of slowly bringing them up to speed and leaving them with a lot of questions…which is a good thing. It is our job as the school to help them answer those questions…but at least they know the questions exist. It was great timing as I’m preparing to do 4 or 5 parent tech nights in March. They wanted to know more about video games, about IM speak, and this digital world in which their children learn and live. I hope to podcast some of our parent nights, I think there will be some great conversation there.

The teacher sessions caused a lot of buzz as well. A great silent conversation is starting which will continue to build tomorrow until David delivers his keynote address to kick off the Tech Fest on Thursday.

My favorite part of every day though is the conversations I get to have personally with David. I’m sure he’s sick of me already asking questions, pondering ‘what’s next’ and looking at the direction of SAS. Poor David has 3 more days with me. πŸ™‚

I know I’ll be saying this every day. But I feel privileged to be able to spend 5 whole days talking tech at a depth, until now, has only accrued for me in the blogosphere. I don’t get to go to the conferences, or Skype with people very much do to the time difference so this week is special….for me anyway.

Another late one tomorrow with 2 sessions a 2 hour conversation with admin and a hour parent presentation on the other campus. David’s probably the only person that has ever looked forward to the 14 hour flight to San Francisco.

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I started blogging in 2005 and found it such a powerful way to reflect and share my thinking about technology, this generation, and how we prepare students for their future not our past.


  1. Jeff, thanks for keeping us posted. Almost like being there – well, sorta… But it sure is great to read about. Kudos to you for getting David over there! Say, do you guys do Valentine’s Day in China?

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