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About

Hello my name is Dean Mantz. I have been directly involved in education for the last 14 years in for USD #405. I am now starting year 15 working for USD#376. My childhood background includes both parents working as educators for several years. It is through my parents that I have learned to appreciate educators and develop such a strong passion to educate the future leaders of this country. I am very fortunate to be married to an exceptional special education instructor and be the father of two fabulous children. I am so proud of them! One thing I have come to learn is that there are times “what goes around comes around”. I am just referring to how my children get into arguments. It reminds me of how my sister and I were for our parents.
I hope you find my blog interesting and thought provoking. I plan on providing my personal views on different issues as well as providing insight into a variety of technology and Web2.0 tools than can be used to enhance education. I am currently a nationally certified LoTi mentor as well as an Intel mentor teacher. But I can not forget one of my deepest interests, Discovery Education. I am privileged to have been asked to serve on the Kansas Leadership Council with three fellow STAR members. These folks have been a positive influence on my use of Discovery Education and I look to assist them in spreading the benefits and opportunities of the Discovery products across the state of Kansas.

P.S.  If you are interesting in social networking, please catch me on Twitter and Plurk as dmantz7. 

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Gail Says:

    Looks good. I couldn’t get the video link to work.

  2. Rupen Says:

    Dean:

    Since you’re an avid Web2.0 Tools fan, i wanted to point you to http://www.dogonews.com a web2.0 news/current events site that you will like. We also recently launched DOGO Teachers (www.dogonews.com/teachers) which allows educators to create a custom online newspaper for their classroom and allows the students to comment on the articles.

  3. Jonathan West Says:

    I’m currently working with http://www.militaryeducation.org. They specialize in educating others who are interested in Military Scholarships.They have created a new Military Infographic, which I thought might interest your readers.

    You can review the graphic at http://www.militaryeducation.org/military-equipment/. If you like the graphic, I’d appreciate if you could add it to your blog or share it through your social media accounts. Thank You!

  4. Aldo Baker Says:

    Hi,
    My name is Aldo Baker and I’m getting in touch with you regarding your website. I wanted to share the new infographic “Best Infographics of 2011″, and thought this might interest your readers.
    You can review the graphic at http://www.sodahead.com/fun/the-life-and-times-of-steve-jobs-is-the-best-infographic-of-2011/question-2374359/
    If you like the graphic, I’d appreciate if you could add it to your blog or share it through your social media accounts.
    I’m available Monday to Friday 8am-7pm CST, and can be contacted by my direct email me@aldobaker.com
    PS. I am more than happy to help you share any future blog post you are trying to get more visibility to.

    Thanks,
    Aldo Baker
    Marketing Director

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