Jim Lerman

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Education
Occupation Educator of Teachers and Administrators
Location NYC and Union NJ
Introduction Currently Director of the Progresive Science Initiative at Kean University. Formerly, Coordinator, NJ Consortium for Middle Schools, Adjunct, Depts. of Educational Leadership at both Kean Univ. and Wm. Paterson Univ., Google Certified Teacher. LoTi Certified Facilitator. Yahoo! Trained Educator. Certified Master Teacher Trainer, Princeton Center for Leadership Training. Author of 4 books for ISTE and 1 for Rowman and Littlefield. I've been a teacher, AV specialist, language arts supervisor, staff development director, tech director, principal, assistant superintendent, college administrator, full-time consultant, non-profit executive, puppet, pirate, poet, pawn, and a king. I was once an expert-level skateboarder and water skier. My wife Terry is a great craftsperson and my daughter Michela is a world-class professional tap dancer. I love sharing ideas with and learning from people. I love living in Greenwich Village. My latest book is "Retool Your School: The Essential Educator's Guide to Google's Free Power Apps", published by ISTE.
Interests Instructional and graphic design, leadership, curriculum, tap dance, jazz, rock, blues, Internet, computers, painting, cinema, new media
Favorite Movies Godfather 2, Ground Hog Day, Matrix, The Last Emperor, Raisin in the Sun, A Bronx Tale, White Nights, V for Vendetta
Favorite Music Jazz, R&B, Rock, Opera, Classical, Country. There are only two kinds of music - good and bad.
Favorite Books Disrupting Class, Mindset, Ideas that Stick, Presentation Zen, Blink, The Art of Possibility, Simple Heuristics that Make Us Smart, 101 Best Websites for Teacher Tools and Professional Development