19 01, 2017

Poverty, Parents, Homework and Kitchen Tables

By | January 19th, 2017|Common Core, Current Events in Education, Educational Reform, Opinion, Parents, School Improvement, Social Justice, social justice, The State of Education|0 Comments

Poverty is more than just an excuse Policymakers and mainstream education reformers have been chronically unwilling to acknowledge education research and evidence indicating the impact of poverty on school children and the need for social and economic reforms. Yet at the same time they demand attention to and respect for the test data they believe [...]

19 01, 2017

Tracking is a Dirty Word

By | January 19th, 2017|Classroom Leadership, High School, High School, Instruction&Curriculum, Opinion|0 Comments

To track or not to track? Is that a question? Have I already lost you? Tracking has been a dirty word for decades. Mostly for good reason. But. Leveled classes might have a place. We all know that "tracking" happens when we offer advanced courses and co-taught sections. The limitations of scheduling mean groups of [...]

18 01, 2017

What My Students Have Taught Me About Politics: Communication

By | January 18th, 2017|Classroom Leadership, Current Events in Education, High School, High School|0 Comments

Based on the definition of the word, one would probably say I am a liberal. Needless to say, I think I’m actually a bit of a centrist, agreeing with stances and policies on both ends of the political spectrum. On Election Night, much of our country was sitting on pins and needles; waiting to see who [...]

18 01, 2017

10 Years Later: 10 Takeaways on the iPhone and Education

By | January 18th, 2017|Current Events in Education, Educational Apps, Featured, Going Paperless, Instruction&Curriculum, Technology|0 Comments

Ten years ago this month, Steve Jobs walked out onto the world's stage and said "this is a day I've been looking forward to in 2.5 years" because of this "revolutionary product that absolutely changes everything." I'm talking about the iPhone. And boy, did it change everything. Today, nearly 7 in 10 adults has a smart [...]