June 2007 Archives

Readers of “Certifiable?”, last year’s blog chronicling my try for National Board Certification, will remember the dugout canoe my 10th grade Humanities students made along with the help of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation. Highlights included learning about primitive technology from a man clad in buckskins, building 3D models of Western- and Native American-authored novels to compare the authors’ worldviews, and camping out at historic Mount Vernon for an overnight burn-and-scrape party. “Wind, Water & Stone” was the official title of the project, funded by a grant from a couple TJ grads who hit it big a few years back with ...

a) Who knew? b) Gosh. c) I’m not worthy. d) What can we do with it? In the spirit of Eduholic, here in multiple choice format are the waves of what I felt after reading the dozens of comments responding to last week’s inaugural post. (Read to the end for the best answer.) I never realized there were so many of us out there, waiting for a name. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that other educators connect with a good metaphor when they see one. Comparison is one of the most powerful tools I know for ...

My name is Emmet and I’m an eduholic. The last time I woke up in the middle of the night to write about education , I was in the throes of scaling Mount Nbpts. Now I’m out of thin air, it’s the weekend before the last day of the school year... and I’m at it again. I thought once the portfolio was signed, sealed and delivered these middle of the night sessions would be over, but I can see now that I was deceiving myself. If it’s not National Board that’s got me spinning, it’s...


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