James Paul Gee quoted by Will Richardson: Success in the 21st century at work and in life requires collaboration, collective intelligence, and smart teams using smart tools. In our fast-changing world, a world that faces many serious crises, being able to cope with challenge, to persist past failure, to learn in new ways, and to […]
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 […]
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 […]
Many of you may be aware that I will be moving on after five years at Alexandria Country Day School to assume the headship at The Children’s School in Atlanta. I am thrilled to join such a wonderful, progressive community of educators, students, trustees, and families, and look forward to a long, enriching tenure. I’m just […]
Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: A study coming out this week in The Journal of Human Resources gives an important answer. Teachers of classes as early as kindergarten factor good behavior into grades — and girls, as a rule, comport themselves far better than boys. The study’s authors analyzed data from more […]
Last Wednesday, I had the privilege of co-presenting with another NAIS friend/colleague of mine to forty administrators and faculty of The Gilman School in Baltimore, on the topic of leading and managing change in schools. Embedded at the end of this blog post, the presentation we gave covered topics of identifying and navigating organizational culture, holding […]
“Two roads diverged in a wood and I took the road less traveled… and it hurt man! Rocks, thorns. Not cool, Robert Frost!” “What if Michael Jordan had quit? Then he’d never have made Space Jam. And I love Space Jam.” – Kid President A Pep Talk from Kid President to You – YouTube.