Monthly Archives: September 2009

Note Taking Skills? Is that All?

I’ve been involved in a local initiative as of late.  We are trying to develop a long-term strategic plan for our school system.  I am part of two subcommittees, each of which are comprised of administrators, teaches, parents and community … Continue reading

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Permission Granted

Today my home district kicked off its year-long, job-embedded, professional development opportunity with Powerful Learning Practice, founded by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach.  The 45 teachers from SAU 16 who will be a part of the TristatePLP cohort began the … Continue reading

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The Experience of School

Think back.  Think back to your teachers.  1st grade.  2nd grade.  3rd.  4th.  5th….  Now, think of the greatest lesson plan your teacher(s) ever created. Think about the objectives they wrote on the board.  Think about the assessments (pre and … Continue reading

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Is it Ever Okay to Have a Bad Teacher?

I attended a local committee meeting this evening where it was suggested that it might be okay for kids to have bad teachers so they learn to “live with it”, that in “real life” (whatever that means) they are going … Continue reading

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