Monthly Archives: May 2011

Role of Testing as an Accountability Tool

As we near the end of NCLB (No Child Left Behind) and prepare to usher in the newest version of ESEA (Elementary and Secondary Education Act), it seems prudent to think about the accountability system that will be designated to … Continue reading

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Why New Results May not be Possible in Schools–Part 2

In my last post, I focused on the idea that systems control results. To make the case I gave a concrete, real-life example showing how our traffic system controls the results. If you haven’t read Why New Results May not … Continue reading

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Why New Results May not be Possible in Schools–Part 1

On my drive to work this morning, I was reminded of my initial introduction into systems thinking. Specifically, the idea that the system controls the results. I think the easiest way to wrap your head around this is to consider … Continue reading

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Educational Beliefs

Imagine for a moment you are not from the planet earth. In fact, you are from a planet in another galaxy not even known to astronomers at this point in time. However, you’ve stumbled upon the planet earth in your … Continue reading

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