authentic learning

End Your Fixation on Tech Tools

Originally featured in the “Connect IT: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Technology” series. Please join the discussion on Twitter by using the #ConnectIT hashtag. One of the most exciting trends in education today is the integration of technology to enhance instruction and learning. Schools have only scratched the surface when it Read more…

leadership

Why Passion Isn’t Enough

This post originally appeared on Starr Sackstein’s Education Week Teacher Column. Passion gets a lot of love and attention these days. And why wouldn’t it? People are naturally attracted to positive energy. It affirms an inner joy and creates a pleasant emotion. It’s a beacon in an environment of apathy, Read more…

change

Teaching Is Just Not What It Used to Be

“Teaching is just not what it used to be.”  I translate this to mean… -Teaching now requires more work -Teaching now requires less control -Teaching now requires higher accountability These 3 statements encompass most of the complaints we hear today: longer hours, working in the summer, too many mandates, too Read more…