So not only do we have an obligation to prepare all students for STEM fields, it seems that particularly for young women, we need to prepare them to be scientists, technologists, engineers, mathematicians AND we need to prepare them to be advocates who can champion their cause and fight for equal opportunities in these fields.
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May 06, 2014
May 04, 2014
We need bridge builders to help us see the connections and develop the capacity to integrate technology into our programs...not as an add on. We need those who can break down for us how these 21st century tools can be used within our systems that hold to 20th century requirements and facilities.
April 30, 2014
In our words and actions, we must represent the good in America. We must hold the doors open to those who have found them closed. That's what educational leaders are called to do.
April 27, 2014
Peter DeWitt is inviting the much needed conversation. He is creating a space that holds possibility for finding common ground by inviting people who have expressed opinions that are different from his to be guest bloggers. And he has invited his followers, should they agree or disagree with these divergent views, to comment.
April 24, 2014
A great teacher cares about giving every student the best education possible. They teach with high standards, and encourage confidence and the courage to learn. And, they see and know each student because they care deeply.
April 22, 2014
Thinking about the conversations with faculty and staff now, as the evaluation process is in full gear, can set the beginning of a new journey. Not a big shift, more like a rudder, unseen but causing the shift into a new direction.
April 20, 2014
As our society has become more diverse, in color, country of origin, and religion, we should consider the messages that our students are receiving even outside of our schools.As we develop school environments that accept and protect all children from bullying, marginalization, exclusion, or simply being ignored, should we be watching how their larger world is behaving?
April 17, 2014
How we meet the challenges of the day, our state of mind, our capacity to accept the bad days and the good days for what they are, makes a difference in ourselves and in those we ask to follow us.
April 15, 2014
We need storytellers who can bring together the hopes of parents and the dreams of their children and the gifts of learning and joys of friendship into the experience of schooling. We need generous storytellers who can let the success story in my school become the story of your school also.
April 13, 2014
We look for ways to develop perseverance and resilience in our students and ourselves. We work at feeling better, feeling different, not to get caught in the mire. Do we know enough about the dynamics of facing adversity and working our way through it?