Project-Based Learning often gets a bad rap. Those who do not advocate it claim it is arts and crafts or […]
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What Will the NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS do for Education?
I am truly excited about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Maybe that is funny or strange, however The US […]
Reflection on Arts in Education TODAY
I just finished listening to the arts in education discussion group from the Aspen Ideas Festival 2012. The panel was […]
COMMENTARY ON ASSESSMENTS IN THE ARTS
Of late, there have been many posts regarding assessments in the arts and outrage over the possibility of high stakes […]
“NAPE Reveals shallow grasp of Science” – NOT A SURPRISE – NOW WHAT??
I know this news appears all bad, and I want to say maybe it isn’t great, but I believe there […]
Are We Cultivating the Best and the Brightest?
Much of the focus in recent years is raising the level of achievement in underperforming schools. This improvement zeroes in […]
Do We Still Believe in Science? Fire Up Science in Learning! Make Science the New Black!
Why do kids lose their enthusiasm for science? It seems to me in preschool and elementary school that science excites […]
Why We Need The Common Core — It is the next BIG THING
First, I must say that I will be wearing my rubber suit when I write this. So, lash out at […]
How to encourage teachers to self reflect and be their own best Professional Development
Professional Development is both common and needed in many professions, and it is particularly important in the teaching profession. It […]
Why Are The Energy Companies Promoting Education? Exxon Mobil Kid Friendly?
Has anyone else been puzzled by the recent bevy of ads from Exxon Mobil touting the need for better education […]