Posts tagged with reform
July 11, 2010
Found this gem on Open Teacher Talk.
June 29, 2010
More Clay Burell in a blog post about America’s disdain for teachers: Somebody said “A person ages into the face he deserves.” The same is true of a civilization. If America has aged into a face of illiteracy, innumeracy, historical, geographic, and scientific ignorance, it’s no mystery why. According to Burell, teachers are respected in [...]
June 5, 2010
Love this guy! Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution He speaks of a “crisis of human resources” that parallels the climate crisis. Here’s just a tidbit: “Education, in a way, dislocates very many people from their natural talents. And human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go [...]
May 22, 2010
May 4, 2010
When I read certain blog posts, I often have “nailonthehead” moments. This means, of course, that as I’m reading, I’m shaking my head vigorously up and down, muttering under my breath, “Yes! Exactly! You hit the Nail. On. The. Head!” Here’s one from Assorted Stuff: If we assume, as the report notes, “a growing body of [...]
April 20, 2010
“If institutional education refuses to adapt to the landscape of the information age, it WILL die, and it SHOULD die.” An Open Letter to Educators Not without a fight, it seems.
December 6, 2008
So, once we rip it apart (the education system, that is), how do we put it back together? Well, for one thing I think technology can help. I’d like to see more classrooms like this one where Mark Lada teaches a 6th grade lesson about electromagnets at Sarah Banks Middle School in Walled Lake, MI. [...]
November 19, 2008
Well, here it is, Part I of my rambling diatribe on education reform. . .After attending a district budget workshop and school committee meeting last night at which our superintendent presented three scenarios for chopping $5 million from next year’s school budget, I’m feeling sort of bitter and desperate and reflective. I’ve been reading a [...]