Monthly Archives: March 2006

Marsopolis – Real, Messy Learning

My class got started this week on a 7 week project we will participate in with almost 500 other students from 9 schools in my district from 4th to 8th grade. We call the project Marsopolis. The students will work … Continue reading

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Just Do Reading and Math?

The New York Times reported today that schools have been cutting back on science, social studies, art, PE, and other subjects to push reading and math. Like where have these people been? This is just coming to light? They don’t … Continue reading

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New Story? Or New Experience?

The “New Story” hasn’t caught on because it is not a new story – it’s not even a tech story or a web 2.0 story. The New Story doesn’t catch on because it is not a story you can hear … 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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Schools Need To Change – But When?

The edublogosphere has been pleading for an answer to how long it will take to make significant change in how schools do school. From the time I started teaching 25 years ago there has been talk about schools needing to … Continue reading

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Learning Is Messy

“Messy” learning is: Maybe not being sure where to start or how to start. Trying and failing and trying again. Frustration, focus, idea, arguing, agreeing, experimenting, glue, paint, string, cardboard, scissors, what else could we use? not quite, better, worse, … Continue reading

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Too Much Time For Change To Happen?

Bud the Teacher continued a conversation a few days ago about how it is taking “too much time” for tools like blogs to be embraced and utilized by educators. A seemingly unrelated favorite activity I re-visted today with my sixth … Continue reading

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Almost Ever?

How would your child do in school, If you didn’t or couldn’t help with homework? Almost ever? If you didn’t or couldn’t provide the pencils, paper, project boards and trips to the library? Almost ever? How would your child do … Continue reading

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Why Field Trips, Technology and Project Based Learning?

Why Field Trips and technology and project based learning? They build schema and experience many of our students don’t have. School mission statements have revolved around developing students that know how to learn or teach themselves for many years. “Students … Continue reading

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