ON THE TLN WEBSITE:
Renee Moore (TeachMoore) shares her particular insights about the “Broader, Bolder” vision of school reform. “The children of the poor have been the primary concern of educational policymakers? And what is the evidence (or better yet, the results) of that concern?”
Bill Ferriter (The Tempered Radical) is pretty sure that if he says a new piece of web software would make a cool teaching tool, other teachers will run screaming from the teacher workroom. On a related subject, Bill gives the Kitchen Table Math guys as good as he got.
Nancy Flanagan (Teacher in a Strange Land) distills some recent “specialization” conversation in our TLN discussion group and reflects on whether and why the idea of “educating the whole child” may be going out of fashion.
Ariel Sacks (Standing on the Shoulders of Giants) has gone to the beach. She posted this early June blog on “the future of the brick and mortar school building in an increasingly online world.” Smart stuff.
OTHER TLN BLOGGERS:
Jennifer Barnett (Reflect to Redirect) shares something of a parable with her readers — her clever way of introducing you to her classroom wiki, which is very much worth your visiting time.
That howl you hear is coming from John Holland’s blog (Lead from the Start), where he is reshaping Allen Ginsberg for a new generation.
Emmet Rosenfeld (Eduholic) has begun to consider the implications of becoming an administrator who teaches, too. First behavioral change: Stop referring to administration as “the dark side.”
Cindi Rigsbee (The Dream Teacher) is still learning to be a mom, and learning from her mom. After many years of parental practice, she’s still wondering: “Can a mother actually teach a boy anything important?”
And, on the last day of school, Cossondra George (Middle School Day by Day) was hearing voices in her head. Echoes, more precisely. And what was that sound in her yard, around midnight? PRANKED! And relieved. This one has no future as a criminal…