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Repost: “The Important Book” A Writing Lesson

I’ve had several requests for this repost and I’m actually about to re-visit this lesson with my class to review the concepts and bring my 6 new students up to speed (I roll my class for 3 years, so 19 … Continue reading

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What Do Teachers Need From Administrators?

Scott McLeod asked me to contribute (he didn’t offer cash as I recall) to his, “What do teachers need from administrators?” week of posts. His blog is much more widely read than mine, so don’t miss it there or you … Continue reading

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REPOST: A “Forgotten” Best Practice – Making A Difference In Students’ Lives

I’m about to begin my 29th or 30th year as a teacher (I’ve lost count), and I’m pleased to say that I’m raring to go. There are just so many exciting possibilities. Having said that, I also see many barriers … Continue reading

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The LA Test Score Debacle

- This post is actually a comment I left on the “Taking Note” blog. The author, John Merrow wrote about his support of the LA Times plan to publish student test scores as a way to “out” teachers: Face it. … Continue reading

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Online Safety Costs

Seeing that the Department of Education is hosting a cyber-bullying summit this week caused me to wonder aloud something that I and others have wondered before: How much of the cyber-bullying and other online safety issues would be helped if … Continue reading

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Race To The Top “Winners” (2nd round) Announced – So Why Do I Feel Like We All Lost?

So the RttT 2nd round “winners“ were announced today and what bothered me about it the most I think, is that it shows that a very narrow-minded policy is going forward and the negative side of me sees only bad … Continue reading

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Is There A Change of Heart Brewing About Race To The Top?

I have long questioned why a policy like Race To The Top that is supposed to be about promoting innovation in education, has had such a narrow focus on charter schools, relying on standardized test scores to evaluate teachers, as well … Continue reading

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Embed of My TEDx Talk

You’ll have to pardon me here. I originally meant to embed this video in my last post, but at the time I was at the airport and couldn’t make it work, so here is my TEDxDenver ED presentation embeded … … Continue reading

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My Tedx Denver ED Presentation Video

UPDATE 2 (7/15/2010)- OK, the video is back up sans my intro because my mic had an issue at first and the sound wasn’t great, so they edited that part out… not a big loss. I showed a slide of … Continue reading

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First Images and Report About TEDxDenver ED

As each presenter shared onstage Janine Underhill made a “Graphic Representation” of what they were saying, doing and showing on an ENO interactive whiteboard. I was jumping around pretty quickly so I am amazed by just how she kept up … Continue reading

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