Last week was my final week of teaching for this school year as I take a leave of absence to have my second son in January. This is an interesting predicament for a teacher, in that for the time you are with your students, your heart is closely tied to their daily challenges, victories, and...Read More.
I have written before in the past on various blog sites and networks about the vital equation that must exist in order for a student not to fail in our schools:Read More.
I don't know what our civilization will be remembered for, but one of the concepts I would like to nominate as most valuable is our recent era's ability to democratize information.Read More.
The first paycheck I ever received sent me to an art gallery to buy a print of an artist I had seen years before.Read More.
I generally blog about topics from policy to practice, but today I want to bring your attention to discussion groups here at Edutopia. Now, many of you may have already joined a group, but I want to challenge you to participate at a deeper level: Start your own discussion...Read More.
What began as mere musings, became a fully fleshed fantasy for what a teacher prep program of the future looks like. It all began in part one of this series of posts. It continued in...Read More.
In last week's post, part one, I fantasized about what a credential program might look like years down the line. Now I'm going to take a look at the staff, differentiating the credential, and curriculum.Read More.
I was recently asked to contribute to a book about the future of education and what I believed to be the perfect teacher prep program. These thoughts I will present to you in three consecutive posts, broken up into key topics. This first one includes an excerpt from the book, Teacher...Read More.
For those of you not in the pen spinning loop, I'm talking about a craze that's preoccupying tween fingers all over the known universe, or at least in my district.Read More.
Just as school started to wrap up in June, I decided that at the beginning of next year we would be picking a local cause and trying to solve it. I was entertaining the thought that the kids would pick their own cause, but I'm thinking of building up to that later on. I think instead we'll start...Read More.