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March 1, 20110 comments
February 23, 20110 comments
Jose, I am so glad you had a good experience with Jon Snyder and our Teaching 2030 colleagues Barnett Berry and Ariel Sacks in NY. Your experiences at Bank Street encouraged me to make a connection between the future of education and our system of preparing teachers. Schools of teacher preparation are an important place [...]
January 30, 20110 comments
Jose, You make some really great points about what needs to happen to transform policy making to create a shared accountability system. I think some of your thoughts about lack of trust arise from fundamental errors in perception of policy makers. Your post dovetailed with an article I was reading in Educational Researcher by Mary [...]
December 18, 20100 comments
I don’t think that smart boards make kids smarter. I do think that smart boards help smart teachers, teach smarter. The teachers talking in this PBS video are living in the present. Most teachers are living in the past. I have never seen a SMARTboard in a pre-k classroom. This particular teachnology reform never made it to pre-K. This was likely for more than one reason.
December 8, 20100 comments
is changing but, books aren’t going away.
November 13, 20100 comments
I got shivers watching this… There is a rising tide. Some day education will not be the same as it is today. It will be better. Kids feel this way, I remember feeling this way, I just hope my kids don’t have to remember feeling the same way about their education. Excellent work kids. thanks [...]
October 24, 20100 comments
The film “Waiting for Superman” has some cinematic elements but mostly it seems like propaganda. The insertion of a failed bike jump to illustrate U.S. students over-confidence, is just one of the funny, effective, and ultimately sad, propaganda elements. I saw the film the other day and I left feeling a little pissed off but [...]
September 3, 20100 comments
In the book, Teaching 2030, we discuss the new learning ecology in schools of the future. This learning ecology includes distal influences such as policy and funding and proximal forces such as community infrastructure and blending the purposes of schools and community services.
July 8, 20100 comments
Katie Salen’s perspective on learning is so far ahead that she seems like she is speaking from the future. Her views are synched with the emerging realities that the TeacherSolutions 2030 team describe in our work. By the year 2030 teaching could become a student centered profession that gives students the education they need and [...]
July 4, 20100 comments
I recently joined a group of teacher leaders at a national symposium for teacher leadership. The Center for Teacher Leadership held the conference in my home city of Richmond, VA so I was excited to present but, I was even more excited to meet some amazing teacher leaders from around the country. Among those teacher [...]