Vision Videos Empower Students – District Administration

A new Web-based tool, TEL•A•VISION, inspires young people to dream the possible dream. By Mary Johnson Patt June 2009 District Administration Magazine, the magazine of School district Management, completed a three page article on TEL.A.VISION  in its June/ July NECC issue. Here is an excerpt: In early March, as he addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber…

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Research points to the importance of instilling hope and optimism in youth

U Research Finds that Teens Who Believe They’ll Die Young are More Likely to Engage in Risky Behavior University of Minnesota Medical School researcher Iris Borowsky, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues found that one in seven adolescents believe that it is highly likely that they will die before age 35, and this belief predicted that the…

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Big News From TEL.A.VISION

The BIG news is that TEL.A.VISION  is becoming a non profit. Actually, it has always been a not for profit but we are just making it official. This will allow us to seek funds from foundations and individuals. I know that we will probably be rejected 10 times before we find someone willing to help…

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Teachers Driving Web 2.0 Use in Schools Says National Research Survey

While many stakeholders are involved in developing policies on the use of Web 2.0 technologies in K-12 education, new research suggests that teachers are the most important group driving adoption. This is a finding of a recent commissioned by Lightspeed Systems and Thinkronize Inc. There is a persistent gap between how today’s “digital” kids learn…

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Vision – Awakening Your Potential to Create a Better World

If you’ve found your way to the TEL.A.VISION blog you must be interested in vision. Our friend, Dr. Peter Benson, from the SEARCH Institute has just written a book called “Vision – Awakening Your Potential to Create a Better World”. It is available here from the Templeton Press. I’ve read the book and believe it…

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TEL.A.VISION Adopted by all Youth

We started piloting TEL.A.VISION by working with 120 5th graders at a suburban school. The students and teachers readily adopted it. One Teacher said,”I can think of nothing I could have done to get to know my students better.” Next we took TEL.A.VISION to a Junior High and 350 7th graders completed TEL.A.VISIONs. The students…

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