Tag archives for Teaching and Learning

  1. Martin Luther King Jr. Challenged Us to All Think Critically

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    Martin Luther King Jr. wrote in the Morehouse College newspaper The Marion Tiger in the January – February issue of 1947 about his concern for what it means to be truly educated. Among his comments were these: “To think incisively and to think for one’s self is very difficult. We are   prone to let our mental life become invaded […]

  2. As an Educator – Consider Sending this Message Out Today or Tomorrow

    Dads and Moms, Grandpas and Grandmas Consider Reading to the Young People in Your Life about Martin Luther King Jr.   Here are suggestions for three books that I suggest would be good read alouds about Martin Luther King for to the children in your life. Obviously, these are not the only good ideas of […]

  3. Reflecting on the Best Book I read in 2011 – That Used To Be Us

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    That Used To Be Us: How America Fell Behind In The World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Frieman and Michael Mandelbaum (2011) was the book that made the biggest impression on me this year. I see this book to be an honest analysis of the America we are living […]

  4. Do you believe that America has fallen behind in the world it created?

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    America’s economy, infrastructure (airports, ports, bandwidth, bridges, rail system, etc.), educational system, open door to immigration, and safe guards to the natural environment and intellectual (encouragements to increase capital flow and innovation) environment have been what Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum have labeled as America’s historic “pillars of prosperity”.*  These pillars are less than […]

  5. Where does technology, as an instructional opportunity, fit into this picture?

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    America’s students are and will continue to be compared to students around the world.  In 2009 there were many surprises. Here is some of what Chest E. Finn had to say about the situation. Fifty-three years after Sputnik caused an earthquake in American education by giving us reason to believe that the Soviet Union had […]

  6. Learning to Change, Changing to Learn: A Canadian Perspective

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    That title gets me thinking.  I am betting when you watch the video you will be thinking about: The need for courageous leadership Education taken as a given Disengagement by students and teachers An age of networks Students having access to powerful tools of learning Shifting some roles Becoming learners together Transformation, flexibility, celebrating Start […]

  7. Adults – educators and others, need to help today’s students embrace complexity

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    Employees Wanted . . . that can combine software, art, math, creativity, writing, gaming, education, composing, and marketing Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum the authors of That Used To Be Us, 2011 p.70 -71 make the case for how fast and dramatically the world of work can change.  They explain that it is clear […]

  8. Michigan Superintendents and Front Line Assistants Jump into iPad Use

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    The main goals of this initiative were to provide up to 300 members with portable, Apple iPad 2 mobile devices to: Facilitate their communication with their district staff Provide experiences with the use of real-time data in the decision-making process Promote interdistrict, superintendent level, collaboration and problem solving on a variety of educational issues and […]