Oct
22
2013
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The Obsession with Self-Quantification and the Consequence in Education

 I recently read a commentary in Time Magazine by Kathleen Parker called, Count Me Out.  It was a fascinating little diatribe about our obsession with self-tracking and quantifying success.  She was looking through the lens of folks who find ways ...
Mar
15
2013
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Sir Ken Robinson: live at CUE 2013

I had the privilege of seeing Sir Ken Robinson as the keynote speaker at the CUE conference earlier today.  For those who may not know of whom I speak, here is his now famous TED speech on “Do Schools Kill ...
Mar
05
2013
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“Managing the Hidden Differences in Your Classroom” : Bam Radio

We must embrace our diversity if we are to emerge a country that is a leader in this global community.  I would like to think that it starts in our schools.  And if it starts in our schools, and is ...
Jan
02
2013
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A 1st Grader’s iPad Contract: An Acceptable Use Policy for the Home (Updated)

A few weeks ago, my parents called to tell me that my mom was getting the new iPad.  They wanted to know if they could give my 6 year-old, Ben, her original one.  We hadn’t been planning on getting him ...
Dec
23
2012
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The Past 3 Months of Education in a Nutshell

It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged for my own site.  I’ve been finishing up my masters this semester, and blogging for my own enjoyment fell off my plate in the process.  Nevertheless, here I am, back on the horse.  In ...
Feb
29
2012
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The Common Core Tabloid: Truth vs. Hearsay

So much is hearsay right now about the Common Core, it feels like the educational system has become a tabloid in their interpretation of what does not even exist yet.  In fact, from this level of speculation has sprouted a ...
Feb
14
2012
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New Edutopia post: The Power of Project-Based Writing in the Classroom

It seems like it's been forever since I wrote an actual post for my beloved Tweenteacher site!  But I guess it's a happy problem as I've been writing here and there in the edublogosphere for these past couple of weeks. ...
Jan
18
2012
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Teaching Beyond the Bell

In celebration of The California Writing Project and Digital Learning Day, I was asked to write a post on some of what I'm doing with technology in the classroom.   So I decided to write about what I'm actually doing ...
Jan
09
2012
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Tweenteacher Class on Project Based Writing

Hey all, Guess what?  I'm going to be facilitating a class for Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach's Powerful Learning Practice.  The six-week course is on Project Based Writing, a strategic way to bring in authentic assessments and meaningful learning into any Language Arts program, ...
Nov
03
2011
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Edutopia Post: Common Core Standards and Persuasive Writing

My new post at Edutopia, "Persuasive Writing is a Key Focus in Common Core Standards," has just gone live. I'm in high hopes for this new wave of assessments because I see more authenticity and real world application.  For one ...

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