Jerry Obney is a high school Science teacher and a former colleague of mine. He does tremendous work in the classroom and connects with his students in ways that so align with my vision for teaching and learning. If you like his piece, please check Jerry out at his blog, or on the Twitter @jerryobney. … Continue reading Guest Post: Unschooling
In education we read, speak, receive PD about transparency and its place in our profession altogether too often. Now, having said that - I am all for transparency (check the blog title) in the public education system. In fact I would argue that it is imperative in our schools. Today, however I want to write … Continue reading A Different Take on Transparency
I apologize for that. Have you ever hit a run where you are just slammed? Well, that has been me. Work, parenthood, you know... Well, I am happy to say that I am back. I also wanted to announce that I will also be contributing at the Cooperative Catalyst from time to time. I want to … Continue reading It’s Been a While…
This is an appeal. Today the nationwide discussion is, and has been about accountability. Accountability for schools, for teachers, for students. Since the passage of NCLB, and ESEA before that - we have seen testing become the vehicle for how we assess accountability in public schools across the nation. I am an educator in Florida, … Continue reading An Appeal.
I love American Idol. I hate to admit it, but I do. One of my favorite parts of the show are the train wrecks who attempt to belt out Christina Aguilera at the top of their lungs. They think they're great - and they're not. When you think about it - it's actually kind of cruel. … Continue reading Honesty.