Effective Professional Development

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Today’s blog is about a literature review for the characteristics of effective professional development as researched by the The Learning Policy Institute. But I want to make sure that we also consider a topic that teachers need meaningful discussion around: … Continued

Measuring Learning Loss

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In this new world of online learning, what evidence do we have of student learning? Teachers have heroically transitioned to online learning, produced curriculum, assigned homework, collected student writing and graded it. We do not have a full accounting of … Continued

The Carving Station

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As I was walking the dog yesterday in Florida I passed by a buffet restaurant called the Carving Station. The owner was outside cleaning up the sidewalk and I stopped to listen to him talk. He had a very simple … Continued

A Better Education System

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On April 9, 2020, the New York TImes published an editorial titled: “The America We Need.” The Editors pointed to an America that still has wide disparity between the haves and the have-nots. In education for example, they noted, “in … Continued

National Core Arts Standards

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Central Purposes of the Standards “The central purposes of education standards are to identify the learning that we want for all of our students and to drive improvement in the system that delivers that learning. Standards, therefore, should embody the … Continued

Living with History

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I am aware of being caught up in history every now and again. A week ago Friday was my last day at the office and Saturday and Sunday were spent taking care of social distancing supplies and a car that … Continued

Social Distancing

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It is important today to acknowledge the spread of COVID-19 and its effect upon schools and families. Nothing like this has happened in modern times, although the spread of SARS and EBOLA are reference points. The actual outcomes of a … Continued

Black Wall Street

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One of the tough parts of Black History month is reviewing the damage that was done during the Tulsa Race Massacre. Starting on May 31, 1921, a White mob attacked and killed hundreds of African Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The … Continued