I started working on the book in 2014. It’s short title is A Quiet Revolution, and it chronicles the 40+ years I have spent as an educator, the last three decades as an advocate of modernizing classrooms with contemporary information technology.
I’m experiencing the last days before publication, fixing problems that the final processes have exposed and polishing the final work. The problem is that a task like this is never finished. I re-read and edited the book six times, and I could do it six more times and make as many changes. I completely changed the cover today. But I am rapidly committing myself to the publishing. Until then, I want to share some of the promotional text that appears on the back of the book and other places.
This is some text that didn’t make the final cut, so I’ll place it here.
This story is about thirty-five years of rapid change that have challenged education, an institution that, by structure, resists change. It is about the heroes who sought to understand and utilize emerging technologies to help their schools adapt. This story celebrates their passion for education, their inventiveness, resourcefulness and their persistent advocacy for schools that empower learning, instead of administer it.
..and the revolution continues.