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March 14, 2014

The Spring Break Blues at a Startup

I realized this week that I might be suffering from the Spring Break Blues. As someone who attended school in America, I grew up knowing and loving spring break and being off from school. But now, as someone working at a business in the education sector, my feelings have turned from love to loathe.

August 02, 2013

Best Practices in Alternative & Competency-Based Learning

As noted Wednesday on EdWeek, I recently visited GPS Education Partners, a high school manufacturing apprenticeship-based program serving students in Southern Wisconsin. We invited the folks from Edvisions Schools and Jobs for the Future to join a conversation about alternative and competency-based learning. The experts listed eight key strategies

July 31, 2013

Best Practices in Work-Based Learning

Last week I visited GPS Education Partners, a high school manufacturing apprenticeship-based program near Milwaukee. For more than a dozen years, with support from Generac and the Kern Family Foundation, the 21 month full time program has blended classroom studies with work in a manufacturing facility.

August 21, 2012

The 50 Best Books of All Time

OK, these are probably not the best books of all time but these mostly non-fiction titles were important to me when I read them over the last twenty years.

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