Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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The Obsession with Self-Quantification and the Consequence in Education

By on October 22, 2013

 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

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I’m Confused. What Am I Fighting For? Who Am I Supposed to Be Fighting?

By on July 3, 2013

I find myself confused about my profession and, as a result, confused about my path within it. I entered teaching with a feeling of pride about my purpose, feeling the system was working with me to help prepare students for

What Every 5th Grader REALLY Needs to Know

What Every 5th Grader REALLY Needs to Know

By on September 1, 2009

So I’ve become a Guy Kawasaki fan. It all started when I was searching for commencement day speeches for my Speech and Debate team to compete with. I found his “Hindsight”.

Dear Parents: What happens in the testing room?

Dear Parents: What happens in the testing room?

By on July 24, 2009

Dear Parents,  I’m going to walk you through what happens in a testing room to help demystify your child’s test taking experience.   First off, I’m told to take down anything from my walls that might help kids out.  That