Connected Principals has joined the CASTLE family!

I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Connected Principals blog is now a member of the CASTLE blog family. Connected Principals currently has 22 school administrators blogging about technology leadership and other topics. We are extremely excited to have these insightful school leaders join us!

Here are a few posts to get you started:

  • Principals ARE teachers
  • Who owns it?
  • “They don’t get it”
  • Khan Academy: Where does it fit?
  • In schools of the future, students learn best by doing, vigorously and digitally
  • Parents as partners
  • FYI, you can visit each of CASTLE’s blogs individually or you can subscribe to them all using our overall CASTLE blog RSS feed.

    Next up for the CASTLE blog family: a Leadership for Social Justice blog. Happy reading!

    How to bring more confidence to your conversations

    Entrepreneur and author Andrew Horn shares his rules for becoming an assured conversationalist.
    • To avoid basing action on external validation, you need to find your "authentic voice" and use it.
    • Finding your voice requires asking the right questions of yourself.
    • There are 3-5 questions that you would generally want to ask people you are talking to.
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    Bespoke suicide pods now available for death in style

    Sarco assisted suicide pods come in three different styles, and allow you to die quickly and painlessly. They're even quite beautiful to look at.

    The Sarco assisted suicide pod
    Technology & Innovation

    Death: it happens to everyone (except, apparently, Keanu Reeves). But while the impoverished and lower-class people of the world die in the same ol' ways—cancer, heart disease, and so forth—the upper classes can choose hip and cool new ways to die. Now, there's an assisted-suicide pod so chic and so stylin' that peeps (young people still say peeps, right?) are calling it the "Tesla" of death... it's called... the Sarco! 

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    Scientists find a horrible new way cocaine can damage your brain

    Swiss researchers identify new dangers of modern cocaine.

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    Mind & Brain
    • Cocaine cut with anti-worming adulterant levamisole may cause brain damage.
    • Levamisole can thin out the prefrontal cortex and affect cognitive skills.
    • Government health programs should encourage testing of cocaine for purity.
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