Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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How do we “Fix the Schools?”

How do we “Fix the Schools?”

By on January 10, 2010

Ellen Berg, my colleague in The Teacher Leaders asked this very simple question the other day. I had so much fun in answering and I believe so deeply in the power of this simple question that I wanted to share

Facebook Quizzes and Lesson Planning

Facebook Quizzes and Lesson Planning

By on July 12, 2009

It used to be 4 colors that defined the differences between personalities: gold, blue, green, and orange. Then it advanced to 8 slices of a pie used to categorize the different intelligences: linguistic, logical, naturalistic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, visual/spatial, kinesthetic, musical.  There are

Standards Conversation #1: Should Education Take a Tip from Starbucks?

Standards Conversation #1: Should Education Take a Tip from Starbucks?

By on July 5, 2009

Starbucks is the ultimate in differentiation.  In fact, it’s built an empire on providing individualized, one-on-one product to any member of its clientele, no questions asked.  Cute, young baristas (some with piercings, some without) hand out drinks with a smile,