Monthly Archives: January 2010

Hasta Luego

For years, I’ve been saying I was going to learn some Spanish.  Recently, Hutchinson Community College advertised an evening class in Community Spanish, using  Command Spanish so I decided to enroll as did one of my sons.  He actually took Spanish in high … Continue reading

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Rural Schools: The New Inequity in Education?

I’ve been pondering some comments I recently heard at a meeting attended by Superintendent of Schools.  At the heart of the discussion was the idea of leveraging technology to expand educational offerings and to share exemplary teachers/resources between and among … Continue reading

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Dirty Little Secret in Education

I attended the monthly ESSDACK Curriculum Director’s meeting this morning and was quite moved by an analogy shared by Richard Soash. (He credits Jane Stuart with recognizing the analogy to education.)  Richard referenced a scene from the movie, “Flags of … Continue reading

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Technology use in and outside of schools

Like much of the country, we’ve been plagued with miserable weather.  This morning when I arrived at the office, I had a large box of grant paperwork, my purse and my laptop computer to carry into the office.  I normally … Continue reading

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Kevin Honeycutt–I need my teachers to learn.

Wow–this video created by a colleague really knocked my socks off.  The message sort of dovetails with my last post  that addressed challenges with restructuring  schools–specifically the concern that education isn’t embracing technology in the way that the world outside … Continue reading

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5 Barriers to the Redesign of High Schools

Linda Mariotti, President of ASCD, wrote a compelling message in the November 2009 ASCD newsletter about the need for High School Redesign.  I was so impressed with this article that it continues to sit on top of the piles on … Continue reading

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