I will be responding to the most recent "question-of-the-week" (What Are The Unique Challenges Facing Male Teachers?) in a few days. Today, I'm publishing a special post -- an interview with educator and author Jim Burke. Jim has written more than 20 books and is the founder of the English Companion...
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November 29, 2013
November 26, 2013
Ten local ed-tech leaders, from schools, colleges, and nonprofits, were recognized for their work by President Obama.
November 20, 2013
Between rising health insurance costs, lost productivity, and overall employee health and well-being, more and more talent managers have been tasked with working to alleviate the financial and physical impact of smoking on their organizations.
November 08, 2013
Full-time virtual schools shouldn't receive more than traditional schools for providing comparable services and results, argues the National Education Policy Center.
November 07, 2013
As educators at the state level consider whether to adopt the existing Standards for Professional Learning or adapt them, Stephanie Hirsh offers these questions to avoid delaying the important work of changing practice so that student results improve.
October 28, 2013
Enrollment in fully online, multidistrict schools grew 13 percent over the past year, to 310,000 students, according to a new report.
October 23, 2013
Experts on corporal punishment in schools weigh in on federal data and state legislation.
October 22, 2013
A recent discussion with the Standards Board Committee in Ohio led to a big "aha" moment linking the seven Standards for Professional Learning with the conditions necessary for effective professional learning.
October 20, 2013
Pak Tee Ng discusses how two secondary education admission policy changes are raising questions about fair assessments and holistic education. As Ng states, "On one hand, we send signals to broaden the definition of success. On the other hand, we may have inadvertently set up more areas for competition." As he further explains, "education reform is seldom, if ever, merely an education issue. It is deeply entwined with societal culture... The debate is a process of national soul searching about what education really means to us as a society."
October 12, 2013
This is a special edition of "Classroom Q & A" highlighting an interview I recently did with Barnett Berry about his new book. Look for responses to this week's "question-of-the-week" (about Project-Based Learning) in a few days. I've been working with the Center For Teaching Quality, led by ...