Let’s FISH – Post 1

Kicking Things Off…

Over the course of the next two weeks, we will post a series of four blog posts to the DEN blog in a “Let’s FISH” series. We will be tackling, in short snippets, different parts of the book. This will be just one of the ways that you can choose to participate in our DEN Reads Fishing Expedition. Below, you will also find a list of other ways that you can participate in our conversation about Fish! A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results.

Here’s Our Schedule of Events…

What are your options? Remember, do what you can, when you can! 

1. Sign up to participate in and follow the #denreads hash tag on Twitter. Go ahead and introduce yourself, telling your name a

nd when you are from. Decide how you want to follow. I prefer Hootsuite, myself.

2. Keep up with the DEN Blogs. We will have a series of four blog posts for the weeks of September 23 and September 30. Read and continue the conversation through the comments. Being a part of the DEN offers many ways to be connected, so this is a great way to get your feet wet.

3. Join the LIVE Twitter Chat on Wednesday, September 25 at 8:30 pm EST. We will be discussing the Fish! book using a live Tweet format. Join us in the conversation!

4. Join the Edmodo Group for the Fish! book study. The group code is cvt5te. For the weeks of September 23 and September 30, participate in the discussions happening in the Edmodo group.


Our First Discussion Point…

Use the comment section below as a way to generate discussion about Fish!  Part of being a connected educator is using forums like this one to extend conversations. If you leave a comment, check back and respond to those who might have responded to your thoughts. Also, be sure to take the time to read the comments below. Often, as much (or meaning) comes from the discussion in the comments than comes from the original post.

My question to you is

Do you feel like a business model book, in general, is appropriate for a school/district/classroom? Why or why not? I first read this book in around 2004. It was a book that my PBS (Positive Behavior Support) Team decided to use as a facilitated book study because it filled a need for our staff. Since that point, versions of the book have come out for schools and for kids. Still, I have stuck with the original business version.

This book makes a direct correlation between performance and morale in the business world. Do you feel like this is an accurate reflection of the education setting today? Why or why not? 


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One Comment;

  1. Mark said:

    The legislature in our state has made it clear that they are moving to a performance based payment system for educators. If we as classroom educators do not start thinking in terms of performance, we will be the ones out. Yea, this is selfish thinking, but this is my lively-hood. This is my way of making a living.

    I have chosen this career path: educating kids. The bottom line is: can I perform. Can I produce kids that are learning?

    NOW: the kids need to be made accountable for performance based learning as well. Kids need to show improvement. Parents need to be held accountable. Are they holding kids to the measure and showing growth?

    My question: how do we make kids and parents accountable for their part of growth?

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