Which five people would you choose to guide your thinking, as your personal Board of Directors?
What do hedge fund managers have to say about public school?
Why do some people adamantly insist that project-based learning is fluff?
Do we need New Rules for Education?
What happens when the bar is raised, and all students have the same requirements?
Test data or classroom practice: which is the real dog and pony show?
Facebook, our new default global social networking platform--how are we using it?
Have calculators destroyed the ability to make change? And does it matter?
Which of your beliefs about teaching and learning have changed over time?
True story. When I was in junior high (remember junior high? it's what we had before middle school became a contentious concept), we wore hideous, balloon-butt red gym shorts and ugly white blouses, with snaps up the front and elastic hems, for physical education classes. Simply putting them on was an exercise in humiliation. One spring day, our teacher, Mrs. Firm (yes, her real name), was putting the girls through our paces on the track around the football field. The boys' class, in also-dorky red shorts, was on the other side of the field. The drill went like this. You ...