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October 09, 2014
Teachers were ready in 1991 to infuse technology into the teaching and learning environment. We didn't seize the moment then. We must now.
October 02, 2014
Authentic learning opportunities and authentic assessments have been on the educational landscape for years. Yet there remains a need for shared understanding of what that means.
September 25, 2014
Advice from 1990 offers guidance about how local school districts can lead the implementation of the Common Core with the welfare of the students held as the beacon for the change.
September 18, 2014
The Common Core may have been the provocation this time, but curriculum review, routine for some, should be for all; if not before, at least now.
August 28, 2014
The political belief is that setting a national standards' bar is the answer to improving education for all students. Some say it is a daunting charge, and some say it is an unattainable one. No matter the feelings that exist around the Common Core Standards, until and unless things change, we are implementing them.
August 03, 2014
We live in such a competitive society and we replicate this competition in our schools. Is the purpose of education to create winners and losers?
July 29, 2014
The heavy lift is in the hands of the districts and that, ironically is the good news. Each district, with its own community, its own culture, its own strengths and challenges, still has some local control. How RTTT is implemented locally depends upon local leadership.
June 10, 2014
To maintain an environment built upon teachers' care and concern about the wellbeing of their students, care and concern need to return to the conversation.
May 25, 2014
We need to get better at teaching the public what it is we do, what our work truly is, and the process through which we all go in order to get where we are headed.