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Meeting the needs of all the children in your class seems like a daunting task. Because it is. However, classrooms in the 21st century are demanding this style. In fact, our whole society is demanding it. With the viral spread of technology and social media, the change in our language and ways of communicating is changing the way our education system must look. Don't get me wrong, change is good, technology is good, and yes, social media is good. What's not good about
The Common Core... the Miley Cyrus of the education scene. "What's so bad about the common core?" my son asked one day when it sallied into his awareness through a Facebook post. Why on earth would the well-intentioned efforts of the educational establishment garner such a cold-- nay, shall I say, violent-- reception? Thankfully, my local district mailed out a newsletter to clear things up. The first claim the newsletter makes is this: the Common Core State Standards s
In viewing projects for elementary students I took some time today to talk about private vs public school. I have gone to public school. My son has gone to private school. Did we turn out different?
I'm convinced that they either don't get it and never will or they get it but refuse to acknowledge it. The fact of the matter is we've been dealing with a dysfunctional education system for a long time and the so called solutions out number the days in a year for each year this problem has existed.
Anyone? Anyone? Bueller... Bueller... Bueller... Who knew, when you signed up for your AP Calculus your senior year, that you'd end up with a celebrity doppelganger of Ben Stein for your teacher? Too bad your last name really is Bueller.
Quality is continuous improvement. The Plan -> Do -> Check -> Act cycle is a fundamental component of pursuing quality in any organization. It can be useful for a building principal or any educational manager to evaluate his or her style of leadership in comparisons to the actions that best "fit" this cycle.