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Is your school going to be the Thanksgiving turkey?

Over at the World Economic Forum’s Fourth Industrial Revolution website, Cristina Fonseca said: ...
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Some questions for Betsy DeVos

The Washington Post collected some questions from educators for Betsy DeVos, nominee for U.S....
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Promoters of school choice are unwilling to ensure equal access in regular public schools

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The best gift

The best gift that we can give our students is the gift of self-actualization. Every day, every...
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“I tried giving my students some agency two years ago and it didn’t work”

A couple of months ago I keynoted a STEM conference in Syracuse, New York. I talked a lot about the...
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Is the emphasis in your school on punishment and compliance or autonomy and dignity?

When I was in high school, we didn’t have an ‘open campus.’ We were supposed to stay...
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The importance of watching and naming

This past weekend our minister asked us to consider what it meant to be ‘present’ within a...
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Blogging: What matters is the metacognition

Seth Godin and Tom Peters on blogging. Yeah, this is pretty much why I blog (and maybe why you...
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Schools are supposed to help students master the dominant information landscape of their time

Our new information landscape is digital bits in the ether instead of ink dots on paper. There is...
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