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Books

What’s the Purpose of Education in the 21st Century?

What is the purpose of education in the 21st century? We continue to use strategies based on Education 2.0 even though we are living in an Education 3.0 world. Continue reading

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iSchool

Use an iPad to enhance your teaching. The educational potential of this technology is being utilized more and more. It’s a great way to engage your students. Continue reading

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behavior

Are You Still Using A Rotary Phone To Connect With Your Children?

You wouldn’t use a rotary phone to call your kids, right? So why do we still use outdated approaches to teaching and parenting? Continue reading

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emotional intelligence

What is Social Emotional Learning and Why Does it Matter?

“Oh, no!” you might say to yourself!  SEL, another educational acronym or abbreviation to go along with ELA, AIS, PD, ESL, GRE, ADHD, ED, PTA, NCLB, SST, SAT, ERIC, GED and literally hundreds of others.  The three-letters alone could be … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From Finland

What can we learn from Finland about how to create a high-quality educational system that works for students, educators, and parents? Continue reading

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Activities

TXT Me L8r!

FYI my little 1s (3rd g8rs) just did a unit re: how 2 rite a ltr. Like, a ltr ltr. Old skool, LOL. U haf 2 start w the d8 @ the top. Nxt rite ur address. Not ur email… like @ ur house. Then ur BFF’s address 2.  U… Read More


Curriculum

You Majored in What?!

Graduation season is upon us, the time when we pause to celebrate the accomplishments of newly-minted degree-holders. Of course, in economic times such as these, there’s no guarantee that a new graduate, professionally green and facing unprecedented competition for jobs, will land solid employment just on the strength of a… Read More


Activities

Science Through Literature in Inner City Schools

It was very exciting – and a little intimidating – to be invited to spend a day at an inner-city high school in Los Angeles.  I have spent over a decade developing and promoting an interdisciplinary approach to teaching core concepts in science and mathematics; throwing out the traditional text… Read More


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