Monthly Archives: March 2010

Part of the Problem?

Talking to teachers at my school today about how we could raise our test scores gave me some further insight into why change doesn’t happen. They tend to jump into solving “the problem” by doing what comes naturally to them. … Continue reading

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A Conversation About “The BluePrint”

Massie Ritsch (link to his appearance on The Colbert Report) with the US Department of Education, and a teacher on special assignment named Jose Rodriguez, contacted me through Twitter after I made a few comments about the ESEA “Blueprint” We … Continue reading

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Our Blog Post of the Week Award!

From our class blog: We are each reading other students’ blogs this week to find  well written, interesting blog posts. When we find one we think might be a winner we cut and paste the URL into a Word page, … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The New Elementary and Secondary Education Act “Blueprint”

Some quick thoughts / reactions about the new ESEA “Blueprint” that just came out. Note that my thoughts are shaded deeply by the fact that I teach elementary school: Innovation is not just taking a “proven” or “promising” already tried … Continue reading

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National Writing Project Funding Threatened!

That’s right … and maybe worse – that puts funding for the incredible WritingFix web site in jeopardy too! I’m a Writing Project Consultant, and in fact I’m teaching a class right now for the Northern Nevada Writing Project. These … Continue reading

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What Does a 21st Century Education Mean To You?

That’s the question being asked by the White House right now. I happen to be presenting this Saturday at a Media conference here in Reno. This is a bit unusual for me since I usually present to educators. My presentation will be … Continue reading

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