Author Archives: Brian

Great Day For A Flight!

Click on the image below to watch the video (about 1 minute in length). My wife and I took our dog for a walk in the Tahoe Meadows above Lake Tahoe (about 8,500 feet elevation) – (see the Flickr Set … Continue reading

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Really? – LAUSD considers making arts education a ‘core subject’

Is this a sign that some level of common sense has returned to education? From the article in Southern California Public Radio: “The L.A. Unified school board will vote on a measure Tuesday that would make arts education a “core subject,” prohibit … Continue reading

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Traveling The Oregon Trail Yet Again, And Loving It!

  I was helping my wife in her 4th grade class today installing the PVC pipe on her tables so each one becomes a covered wagon (Its been a few years now since I’ve been able to do this project … Continue reading

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Hmmm, Maybe It’s Not “Innovative”

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“Making Connections With Blogging” Is Published!

Our new book “Making Connections With Blogging” is out. Actually the book has been out for more than a month. The “Making Connections” part of the title is really what is stressed. From the ISTE web site: “Some students find … Continue reading

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Independence Day

It’s been a tough year or so under “new” administration, and short of actually revolting, a change needed to happen and so it has. I’ve taken a new position in my school district being the Gifted and Talented specialist at … Continue reading

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Well Said

(UPDATE: 4/24/2012 – see the update below-) Mary Broderick, President of the National School Boards Association, wrote a heartfelt letter to President Obama about the sorry state of education in the US after years of “reform.” I especially appreciated points … Continue reading

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What Happened To My Pedagogy?

Several classroom teachers in my PLN have decided to share out our experiences this year with “educational reform”. Here’s one that published so far. And I’d encourage others to share as well (let’s hear the “Good” too!) I’ve continued to come … Continue reading

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Should kids’ grades call the shots on who teaches and who goes home?

I was interviewed awhile back for this article on “TAKEPART” about teacher evaluations. My school district is struggling with this issue right now since our legislature jumped on the bandwagon to tie teacher evaluations to student test scores. In the … Continue reading

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Digital Learning Day

Here is my contribution to Digital Learning Day. From the web site: “Digital Learning Day is a nationwide celebration of innovative teaching and learning through digital media and technology that engages students and provides them with a rich, personalized educational … Continue reading

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