New voices - Brian Saxton
Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.
challenged us to find new voices
. Between now and February 17 I am profiling
eight nine bloggers that I've found informative and intriguing. Most represent a leadership perspective and are relatively unknown.
All are thinking in deep and interesting ways and thus deserve to be
brought closer to the surface of the blogosphere.
Today's new voice: Brian Saxton, Snacks and Staff Meetings
Brian is the assistant principal at Aptos Junior High School in Aptos,
California. Brian was a physical education teacher before he was an administrator.
One of the things I like about Brian's blog is that he writes about the
day-to-day realities of being a school leader. He hasn't been blogging long, so there's not much in his archives yet, but he's off to a good beginning.
Here are a few posts to get you
wasn't in the program!
Previous new voices: Kelly
P.S. Kelly is profiling some new voices too. Fun!
Here's the science of black holes, from supermassive monsters to ones the size of ping-pong balls.
- Bonus fact: If the Earth became a black hole, it would be crushed to the size of a ping-pong ball.
From time-traveling billiard balls to information-destroying black holes, the world's got plenty of puzzles that are hard to wrap your head around.
- While it's one of the best on Earth, the human brain has a lot of trouble accounting for certain problems.
- We've evolved to think of reality in a very specific way, but there are plenty of paradoxes out there to suggest that reality doesn't work quite the way we think it does.
- Considering these paradoxes is a great way to come to grips with how incomplete our understanding of the universe really is.
- The EAST reactor was able to heat hydrogen to temperatures exceeding 100 million degrees Celsius.
- Nuclear fusion could someday provide the planet with a virtually limitless supply of clean energy.
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