Monthly Archives: December 2013

To plug in or plug out..that is the question

Schools are spending their budgets on shiny new technology. Ipads for all. Could the ipad or tablet be the answer to global education woes, or key to individualized learning and delivery of the new common core curriculum? Well..Stuff..and more of … Continue reading

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friends, freedom, friendships and factories

The world of school is polarizing… confusing. “Current” technology is not really current because it is constantly evolving.  We live in  a kinetic state of rolling and rocking change impacting the way we access information, communicate and function as individuals, … Continue reading

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Dasani

In my recent travels I visited schools that were the grounding life force for homeless children. Children who live in the shadows… It opened my eyes. There are so many reasons these children exist this way, and not one reason … Continue reading

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We’re Honoring Indians!

As a founding member of the diversity committee at my school some twenty years ago, I attended many meetings over a period of years with earnest, determined parents. We were committed to nurturing our progressive school and its democratic community … Continue reading

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freedom from the machine

From Education Week….. “In our classrooms, the use of standardized tests to measure and monitor learning, and the imposition of ever-more tightly managed and even scripted curricula, make teachers and students feel as if we are part of a machine.” … Continue reading

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“This Blog’s All-Time Most Popular Post, By Far!”

“Let me cut to the chase: I quit. I am resigning my position as a teacher in the state of North Carolina—permanently. I am quitting without notice (taking advantage of the “at will” employment policies of this state). I am … Continue reading

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