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August 03, 2017

8 Questions to Help Leaders Prepare for Confrontation & Empowered Bias

There is an America that has been hidden for a long time that will enter schools stealthily. We must be alert and protect the values we embrace in our work with children.

July 20, 2017

Who is Responsible for Preparing Students for College and Career?

Why are high schools under the impression that they are preparing students for college and career, when colleges do not?

July 21, 2016

Should We Protect Arts Education?

Art education provides a vitally important sandbox for learning in unconventional ways that is essential to education.

January 10, 2016

More STEM Teachers Is Not Enough

The road to preparing young people to live in the world where the economy is based on innovations fueled by science, technology, engineering, and math is to teach them how to see connections, think critically, alone and with others, create, collaborate, and communicate.

November 16, 2014

Who Needs College?

It is not a good idea to tout the possibilities for success in business without attending college. It misleads.

September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Facilities and Teaching Practice - Getting the Order Right

A lesson learned from the '60's and '70's is that changing the building before changing teacher practice is ill advised. Until we attend to the changes in practice and beliefs about teaching to unleash 21st century education, building changes won't matter. The work is human work.

June 29, 2014

Include Music in the 21st-Century Plan for E-Learning

We have a responsibility to move toward more blended, flipped, and online learning. Music has its place in this shift. We watch with interest as more K-12 schools, colleges, and universities have successful transitions as they include more students in learner-centered online educational experiences, including music.

June 15, 2014

Tenure Is Neither the Problem nor the Solution

Teachers cannot work at the "whim" of a board or leader. School faculties cannot be turned over every time a leader changes. Employment cannot be threatened every time a teacher speaks out in support of an unpopular idea or against a policy or disciplines a child or doesn't pick the "right" child for the play or team.

June 08, 2014

11 Questions to Answer Before Beginning Online Learning

Whether or not the use of any new technology is successful depends upon how much we know and understand, not only its capacities, but also how it is best used in our environments.

May 15, 2014

Tennessee Leaders Step Ahead With Free Tuition for All HS Grads

On Tuesday, Bill Haslam, Governor to Tennessee announced a new state program. Called the Tennessee Promise, it will guarantee two years of a community college or two years at a college of applied technology to all graduating high school seniors.

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