Sunday Edition: 3 Articles/Resources on Effective Administrator Evaluations

I’ve recently become interested in administrator evaluation models. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has done a lot of work on this topic, however their focus is on identifying the best teachers. Here are three articles/resources I came across this week on evaluating administrators –  Seven Steps to Effective Feedback, by Grant Wiggins, Educational Leadership, Sep. 2012 > […]

A Call for a Passion-Driven Curriculum

Tom Friedman in The New York Times: Now, notes Craig Mundie, one of Microsoft’s top technologists, not just elites, but virtually everyone everywhere has, or will have soon, access to a hand-held computer/cellphone, which can be activated by voice or touch, connected via the cloud to infinite applications and storage, so they can work, invent, entertain, […]

Differentiation 2.0

George Couros on customizing the learning paradigm: It is…about using whatever it takes to promote continuous learning for our kids.  Just as I hated writing in cursive as a kid, some kids might hate writing in a blog.  I am okay with that.  What we need to do as educators is not assume a standard […]

Sunday Edition: 7 Articles and a TED Talk

1. A Twitter Chat: How Technology Can Help Bridge the Skills Gap From GigaOm: Educators and technologists debate how new and emerging technologies and models of education can prepare students for professional life in the 21st century. 2. Why Can Some Kids Handle the Pressue While Others Fall Apart From NYTimes: By the authors of NurtureShock and one […]