Category Archives: Policy

Why Connect? Reflections on Our Filters, Virtual or Otherwise #CE13

Why Connect? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve participated in multiple activities of Connected Educators Month.  It’s evident. Walls tumble down that separate educators from each other as they connect around the world. New ideas proliferate as a participation … Continue reading

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World Peace Game: No Standard Problems – or Solutions

This past week, I had the opportunity to travel by bus to the Pentagon with John Hunter, career teacher and creator of the World Peace Game, twenty-three of the latest crop of 4th grade world peace gamers, 2 teacher-colleagues, the … Continue reading

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When Laws Are Silent: Who Will Speak?

I went to see The Conspirator last weekend. It’s the story of Mary Surratt who was executed as a co-conspirator in the plot to assassinate Abraham Lincoln. She’s defended by a U.S. Army captain turned lawyer, Frederick Aiken, and is … Continue reading

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AYP Worth Measuring (AKA Leaving Cubberley Behind)

Part I: How We Arrived At Where We Are Today In a keynote at the recent ASCD national conference, Fable Vision CEO Peter Reynolds described the ideal learning space for learners. “….  lots of essentials for creative classrooms- environment,lighting, color, … Continue reading

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18 Presidents: On Education

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. … Continue reading

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Out of the Quicksand: It’s About Passion not Standardization

The President emphasized the words education and innovation in his State of the Union speech last week. In fact, he used both words in some form at least 10 times each- not necessarily in tandem. While I didn’t do a … Continue reading

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Blogging for Grassroots Positive Reform: November 22, verse 2

Tom Whitby,@tomwhitby, called for our professional learning network to speak on October 17, 2010 to positive reform of America’s educational silos. 118 edu-bloggers from all walks responded with cogent, passionate messages from the heart. The REBELSbloggers wallwisher and  @ericmacknight’s blog … Continue reading

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Reflections upon the #natedtechplan

I continue to reflect on the potential of the National Ed Tech Plan (#natedtechplan) which, I think, represents the U.S. Department of Education’s best work. Karen Cator, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, got it right in my opinion. … Continue reading

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