CCSS Advice for School-level Administrators and...
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are causing many schools to massively restructure curriculum. Every school that has adopted the CCSS is feeling the stress of change. As I work with teachers and administrators, I am often asked for advice about how to support this shift. My next few blog entries will be advice to various education stake-holders as they support children’s learning during...
Service-learning as Applied Knowledge Building for...
Service-learning provides important opportunities for students to develop and apply their learning. Unlike community service, service-learning incorporates academic goals in addition to social, civic, and emotional goals. As the CCSS roll out, service-learning is a great way to get kids to a deeper level of understanding. Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates...
Helping Kids Set Goals
My career has been about setting goals and achieving them. Sometimes I take longer than I wanted. Sometimes the goals need adjustment. Sometimes I need a lot of help to get to the goal. But I keep setting them, keep striving. I’ve been trying to help my kids understand this concept of goal setting. It’s hard. They are pushed everyday to do their best, do their homework, do their music,...
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Duncan Sketches Out Second-Term Agenda
Ed Week Duncan Sketches Out Second-Term Agenda By Michele McNeil on November 16, 2012 2:20 PM Savannah, Ga. In his first major postelection remarks, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said that he will use his second term to continue to leverage education improvement at the state and local levels, with a new emphasis on principal preparation and evaluation. And, he made clear that...
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Is Pearson taking Over?
Women are the Jobs Answer
RT @DrAnthony: Women-Led Startups Are The Key To New Job Creation: Report http://t.co/S7JAzD3j #DrACareers
http://blogs.ajc.com/get-schooled-blog/2011/02/23/if-teachers-are-mere-babysitters-pay-them-accordingly/ Author unknown: Teachers’ hefty salaries are driving up taxes, and they only work 9 or 10 months a year. It’s time we put things in perspective and pay them for what they do – babysit. We can get that for less than minimum wage. That’s right. Let’s give them $3 an hour and only the hours...
How Video Games are Changing Education...
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Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter...– Dr. Seuss
Figuring it out
I teach courses about learning—theories of learning, practical applications of those theories, research on learning. But here I am trying to learn how to post on this blog and all my theories are tossed aside for the moment. Pragmatic theory prevails!