Michelle Rhee announced this week the firing of 241 teachers as part of the ongoing implementation of a broad based reform movement (IMPACT) that she undertook just a short time ago. This program is not new content and is ultimately based on work by Marzano and Waters (2009 and prior) that connects the essence of…Read More 241 Teachers Lose Jobs
In this video, kids talk about time travel and use various resources to explain their concept. Since I was recently in an 8th grade classroom talking about black holes, this was especially interesting and, thus, I’m sharing it with you. This is consistent with the previous message about reaching higher in our expectations than we…Read More Time Travel – Kids Explaining it – Can you see the motivation?
Seems like the week to discuss motivation and as I consider various links and tracebacks, I’m found bringing together some ideas into a new framework of understanding many things I have written before and will likely ponder in the future. This video brings this thinking to specific relief. We have discussed previously how setting our…Read More Motivation – Again!?!?
After discussing the Harlem Children’s Zone… What would you rather have, a blanket of mediocrity, or a quilt of excellence? This American Life Podcast – Interview of Jeffrey Canada Baby College – where it really starts. Bringing the best of understanding childhood to the parents of Harlem.Read More In reflection on Jeffrey Canada…