False Transparency and the Airport Princess

Last Friday was a tough day for me.  I was frazzled, at the end of two full weeks on the road after presenting to 9 different audiences in 4…


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Bathroom Lesson Planning - Why I Was Talking About Toilets in Singapore

It was fitting that my first stop after arriving to Singapore was a restroom in Changi Airport. When exiting, I noticed a touchscreen survey on the…


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Connected Educator Month - 13 Remix Masters Who Have Changed My Practice

As a part of Connected Educator Month, Silvia Tolisano -- the mind behind the all-things global education and #edtech blog Langwitches -- wrote a bit…


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Why Teachers Should Write More Books

It feels like a long time since I've penned anything here. For those of you unaware, I've been immersed in working on my first solo book This Is Not…


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Don't Implement One-to-One Devices in the Classroom Unless...

Driving to work a few weeks ago, I listened to a completely unsurprising story on NPR. The story, titled “Students Find Ways To Hack School-Issues…


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What I Didn't Know I Didn't Know

Okay, clearly, I’m late to this party. But for all the others like me who have not been listening to BAM Radio until lately, we’ve been missing out…


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Job-Based Learning; Part 2

So as I was writing the article about my students' summer school internships, my colleague asked a great question.  She commented that she was loving…


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Lessons Learned from the Singapore School of Math & Science

This school—home to 1,000 of Singapore's top math and science students—offers some surprising insights.


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What we can learn from the Singapore Sports School

At the Singapore Sports School, athletic and academic achievements are celebrated in equal proportion. Could this model be applied in America?


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Investing in Children and Teachers (Singapore's Crest Secondary School)

Seven CTQ Collaboratory teachers are in Singapore to meet with policymakers from 8 cities around the globe—Kristoffer Kohl and I are tagging along.…


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