Category Archives: Brian Crosby

What’s Happened To Meaningful, Instructive, Constructive, Respectful Discussion?

I have been a contributor to a discussion about the role of teachers, styles of teaching and accountability on another blogger’s blog this past week. It is unfortunate that the discussion became just another example of how discourse has become … Continue reading

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Newsflash! You Can Go Back In Time, I just Did!

We attended Back-To-School Night at my oldest daughter’s high school last night. She is in the pre – IB program so all her classes are basically advanced placement type classes. It was interesting to say the least in light of … Continue reading

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Blogs Are Conversation, But Conversation That Varies In Intensity And Purpose

So I write a post to clarify my understanding of just what kind of a conversation blogs are supposed to provide – and admittedly I probably came across as disappointed in the lack of quality conversation that I have noted … Continue reading

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15 Seconds (not minutes) Of Fame

Oh-oh! The downside of doing an interview is living up to it! (Down to it?) I was contacted by Harris Salat over at Visual Thesaurus a few months back. He interviewed me over the phone and here’s the finished product.

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A Small – But I Hope Significant Breakthrough

What Happened To The Time? I haven’t managed to post in a couple of weeks – getting ready for the school year, planning and presenting about the Activboards we received and the digital cameras we bought for each classroom in … Continue reading

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Why Teach? Why Do Another Year?

Teaching is soooo excruciatingly frustrating! 25 years I’ve done this – under-funded, over-tested, overstretched, blamed for poor scores or achievement, etc. Many have told me they could never teach – dang kids and parents and administrators and all. But I’ve … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Dream Best School Day – What Does It Look Like? What Should It Be?

There is much rumination in the edblogosphere about what education and schools should look like in this way or that. Kids should be blogging, using web 2.0 applications (Wikis, podcasts, Flickr, the flavor-of-the-week app), in conjuction with project-based, problem-based learning. … Continue reading

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An Education Summit Meeting For Change!!!

Possibly the most recurring theme that makes the rounds of the edbloggosphere is why the nation, states, school districts, schools and teachers have not been more open to change. Change in how schools do school, embrace technology and project-based, problem-based … Continue reading

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CELL-EXLL, SFA, GLAD Are Too Much and Not Enough

Since a few years before NCLB really raised it’s head, standardized testing was already a fact of life for “Title 1” schools (law for “Improving The Academic Achievement Of The Disadvantaged”) and we started to have mandatory “Research-based literacy programs” … Continue reading

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School Shooting, Communication, Testing, Snow and Knowing Your Daughter Is Safe. Priceless!

My school district had what they call an hour delayed start today because of snow. It also happened to be the first day of CRT testing so this meant we had an hour less prime morning time for testing, and … Continue reading

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