Tag: educational reform

Think of what Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon services and products you use daily. How much are they a vehicle for communications, work, social life, purchases and tasks? How often…

Read More Living in a GAFA world.

I recently viewed a TEDx talk titled ‘The surprising truth about learning in schools’. Other than the talk having an eye-catching title, there was nothing really surprising about it, as…

Read More Is education really broken?

I’m a fan of a to-do list. (Especially if it’s on lined, monogrammed paper!) I highly enjoy crossing things off as I accomplish them, it just makes me feel as…

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When I taught sixth grade science, our students were immersed in learning about wildlife characteristics, environments, and patterns in nature in relation to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuaryand our surrounding region.…

Read More Get connected and make a difference.

When talking with a group of teachers last week about the frustration that sometimes comes with not feeling they are respected as professionals in the field of education, I had…

Read More Teachers As Advocates

As educators, we are often faced with an opportunity to take the easy road or the hard road.  The easy road often works for us as parents, teachers, and administrators…

Read More It’s Easy…

Recently I received a message about someone who is doing an internship for Microsoft this summer, but previously did his work at Google.  When I asked how he was doing,…

Read More For you or me?

Treat a man as he is and you make him worse than he is. Treat a man as he has the potential to become and you make him better than…

Read More The Power of Believing

Many teachers have the following one rule in their classroom: respect. Often it is expanded into respect for yourself, respect for others, respect for property. Respect is a quality that…

Read More Respect