My top 11 posts from 2006

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It's a new year: a good time to reflect on my past 4+ months of blogging. It's been quite an adventure. My learning has been exponential on a number of different fronts because of this blog. Here are what I consider to be my 10 most important posts of 2006 (in chronological order):

  1. Servant leadership? (August 23)
  • Defeatist schools (August 24)
  • Who are our technology leaders? - Part 2 (August 25)
  • It's the first day of school! (September 5)
  • Why blog as an administrator? - Wrap-up (September 11)
  • Digital kids. Analog schools. (September 14)
  • Are educational leadership faculty future-oriented? (September 19)
  • Not enough time to be data-driven (October 18)
  • Gaming, cognition, and education - Wrap-up (October 30)
  • Riding llamas in Peru (November 8)
  • And, of course, the most important post of all was my first one!

    This is going to be harder next year when I have an entire year's worth of posts to sift through...

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    The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.

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    Culture & Religion
    • The survey found that 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans reported feeling less comfortable around LGBTQ people in a variety of hypothetical situations.
    • The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few years.
    • Overall, about 80 percent of Americans support equal rights for LGBTQ people.
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    Are these 100 people killing the planet?

    Controversial map names CEOs of 100 companies producing 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Strange Maps
    • Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
    • This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
    • The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
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    New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foods

    The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.

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    Surprising Science
    • A new study from the University of Central Florida makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome.
    • High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used in processed foods to extend shelf life, reduces neuronal development in fetal brains.
    • While more research is needed, this is another step in fully understanding the consequences of poor nutrition.
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