We wonder if in teaching history as a story of facts, we have scrubbed it clean of the emotional story that carries the important messages.
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April 19, 2018
April 15, 2018
The schedule should be developed to support the curricular needs of the teaching and learning.Teaching and learning should not be forced into a schedule's demands, but they have been and still do.
April 10, 2018
The difficulty lies in mediating the arbitrary, but important landmark standards, and the variability of children's readiness to meet them without the adults using labels to separate.
April 05, 2018
Many of today's schools in the U.S. were built 50-60 years ago. These buildings weren't designed for change - they're very static places. This has become a big problem for the U.S. since education looks very different today and continues to evolve, as it should.
February 08, 2018
We have a responsibility as educators to know and understand what is happening and provide an opportunity for our communities to learn and understand, and most importantly, create an awareness and understanding in the youngsters in our charge.
February 04, 2018
Guest blogger Thomas R. Guskey says, "Grading and reporting are more of a challenge in effective communication than simply a task of quantifying data on students' performance."
January 11, 2018
Guest blog author Mike Kuczala writes, ""State management is managing the brain/body emotional states of learners. Not something we've normally been exposed to in our educational experiences as a learner, teacher or leader."
December 21, 2017
Limiting speech and access to information is the antithesis of our purpose in a free and open democracy. The limits being placed on the internet and on speech in the CDC will affect our work, certainly.
November 26, 2017
If the information available is now accessible based upon the amount of money the provider is willing to pay, then the Internet will separate from being a place of democracy and become a place where money controls information!
November 12, 2017
If we can teach children that they have power, and help them develop a voice, then less of them will enter the world of adulthood seeing and believing that power over another is the sole path to feeling powerful.