In education, we often talk about how it's critical it is to teach our students the "Four C's": communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. While I agree these are critical competencies our students should master, what we miss in this discussion is an emphasis on another very important C, global competency.
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May 18, 2015
May 01, 2015
A report from the Center for American Progress highlights six districts that are working teacher voices into the common-core implementation process.
April 24, 2015
Engaging in engineering activities offer a meaningful way for youth to develop 21st century skills. Included is a list of useful resources that you can implement in your program.
April 21, 2015
I am thankful to report that my district, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and my union, the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) have come to a tentative contract agreement and the possibility of a strike is no longer looming on the horizon. Like most agreements, compromise was made on both sides of the bargaining table. I won't bore you with all the details but I do want to talk about one - college counselors.
April 14, 2015
Enthusiastic usage of Google Docs did not translate into improved student test scores, according to small-scale new study.
March 31, 2015
It's time to take advantage of a lapsed contract, a reorganization of district administration, and the mediation process to create something new in the Los Angeles Unified School District, hybrid positions. A hybrid position would be where administrators would support schools by spending part of every work day actually teaching and the other part of the day would be devoted to administrative tasks of supporting students and schools.
March 31, 2015
In Nashville, Bailey Middle Prep tries to keep good teachers like Whitney Bradley in the classroom by turning them into multi-classroom team leaders.
March 29, 2015
Meerkat makes lives educational streaming possible, with ease and reach. If you have a Twitter account and want to collaborate in real time. Consider using Meerkat as a teaching tool for students or future teachers.
March 27, 2015
A set of reforms in Finland will require schools to implement extended "phenomenon-based" programs that focus on interdisciplinary lessons rather than traditional subject-area classes.
March 25, 2015
Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.