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May 22, 2014

Reimagining Schools: What Does That Mean?

When we talk about reimagining schools, what do we mean?

May 20, 2014

Transforming Teacher Preparation

Teacher preparation programs have been the object of much criticism lately. Elizabeth Hinde, Director of Teacher Preparation at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University, points out that not all teacher prep programs deserve such criticism, and many have transformed the way they prepare teachers.

May 16, 2014

A Great School Community Is Worth Its Weight in Gold

School communities are worth their weight in gold...I know mine is.

May 06, 2014

When We Say 'Accountability'

When we use the word accountability, we do not mean it in a positive sense. Accountability is used to describe how we, as educators, are not doing our jobs. There is a better way to move forward.

April 11, 2014

Be the Skype Version of Flat Stanley

Flat Stanley has been around for decades, and there is an innovative way to incorporate all that is good about the book with a more modern twist using Skype.

March 23, 2014

Are American Students Prepared to Think Globally?

When travelling internationally, it seems as though people have a much more global perspective than Americans. Is it possible for American students to gain a global perspective if they lack access to travel?

March 21, 2014

Learning Intentions & Creativity in New Zealand Schools

Looking at model schools and standards, how can we adapt in a way that will progress student learning?

March 16, 2014

It's Time to Celebrate Schools

In the U.S. we don't usually celebrate schools at the national level, but in New Zealand they are celebrating through the Festival of Education.

March 01, 2014

What's the Point of the Needle's Eye?

The needle's eye that does supply the thread that runs so true is an old mountain song, but it has strong implications for the public school system.

February 25, 2014

Teaching Students About Other Cultures...and Their Own

The state of Hawaii has a great program that teaches young children about their own culture. It's a program we could all learn from these days.

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