A colleague today shared this link with me, a TED talk by Rita F. Pierson:
I do so love a good TED talk! The link to Sir Ken Robinson’s 2006 TED talk a bit down the page is worth your time, as is his 2010 follow-up. I consider these two talks absolutely seminal [...]
Both the Washington Post’s Challenge Index and the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools Rankings are irrelevant distractions that do not reflect any substantive or meaningful measurement regarding school performance, and giving them credence by holding them up as desirable results – or worse, desirable objectives – only seeks to advance the cause [...]
This morning, I heard something that prompted my rage. In response to hearing that a person of color with an accent might be a person of interest, I heard a railing diatribe about closing our borders, and rounding up anyone that fits the description in Boston and grilling them.
No! That is exactly the wrong [...]
In his letter of January 30, philanthropist Bill Gates states how important he believes it is to measure teacher effectiveness. I agree. In fact, I’ve said as much:
Mr. Gates references the important study released by the Measures of Effective Teaching Project that found that effective measures of teacher quality are [...]
That was a great event! I’m thrilled to have attended. Finally off the flight and home after schlepping on the Metro back to Ballston, here’s my final report.
What is the problem shown in this picture?
Josh Raub, the Director of Information Technology at The American School in Japan, was a teacher and has an M.Ed. in educational leadership. At today’s session on Leadership and Mentorship in Evolving Learning Environments, he spoke about Information Technology’s role in schools, and specifically about IT [...]