Archive for the 'teaching' tag

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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The chasm between math research and classroom practice

Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between...
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Don’t underestimate Kelly Tenkely

It would be very easy to underestimate Kelly Tenkely. She’s young, she’s hip, she’s got a...
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5 whys and 4 negotiables

I enjoyed Pam Lowe’s recent post about personalized learning. She asked four important questions:...
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Personalizing every student’s level of success

The Van Meter Schools have long been an incubator for innovation. Van Meter was one of our earliest...
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Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

Clear Lake Middle School (CLMS) knew where it wanted to go. It just needed to put some new...
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Dreaming big at Iowa BIG

Do you know about Iowa BIG? Co-located with a corporate startup accelerator at a former brownfield...
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Project-based learning in Northwest Iowa

Many schools in Iowa are trying to find small chunks of time that allow students to engage in some...
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Real projects. Real responsibility. Real contributions.

In 2009, the Blue Valley Schools in Kansas launched their Center for Advanced Professional Studies....
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There is genius around us – and within us

A. O. Scott said: The incentives not to think – to be one of the many available varieties...
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