Even if you never heard of Seymour Papert, as an educator, it is likely he has or will touch your practice and eventually will have been partially responsible for how you change the way teaching and learning is taking place in your schools.
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August 04, 2016
July 24, 2016
There is a profound difference between buy-in and commitment.
July 19, 2016
Leading a change process is not a singular responsibility. But it goes without saying, the first question has to be "Am I ready to lead a STEM shift?" or "Do I want a STEM shift to be part of my legacy?"
July 12, 2016
The current model of schools can no longer hold the changes in pedagogy that are needed in the 21st century.
July 10, 2016
After this and every week of violence, we must remember, our students are watching. What are they thinking and what are they learning?
June 30, 2016
There are jobs, many of them, from which one can be fired, at any time, for any reason with little or no recourse. How can educators prepare students for an experience that is foreign to them?
June 26, 2016
When a leader thinks of the ecosystem, the leader will not be the voice calling out in the wilderness for a change.
June 23, 2016
Unless school and district leadership take a system-wide view of each change to re-design the possibilities within the system as a whole, with the intent of including all students, a widening achievement gap will result.
June 14, 2016
Leaders in this century must be leaders of change. In their discernment role, they must also determine the change to embrace and the one to resist.
June 09, 2016
Student engagement is invoked when curriculum and instruction focus on inquiry, creativity, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. It is invoked when the school and classroom environments are replete with positive relationships and risk taking is encouraged and regarded as exciting.