Mar
28
2013
3

Honors Classes: The Need for More Diversity – Part II

In my recent Edutopia post, I posed a problem that is plaguing many schools today: that of racial inequity in our honors classes.  Many of us at the middle school level are wondering what our role is in bridging gaps ...
Mar
05
2013
0

“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 ...
Oct
26
2008
2

“Hit a Jew” Day. Um, er…

I'm not sure what one can say about this latest story.  AP reports that a number of students at a St Louis middle school are facing suspension for a spirit day gone awry.  But how "Hug a Friend Day" de-evolved ...
Apr
19
2008
1

Joanne Jacobs article: “Odd Ducks”

I just read Joanne Jacobs article, "Odd Ducks" that very wisely asked the question: "Is there less room for odd ducks in today's schools?"  I believe that in the world of standardized testing, there cannot be recognition for true quirkiness, because "standardized," ...

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