March 2013 Archives

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To be Daringly Vulnerable

Transforming Education, Parenting and Work, PLUS the Wholehearted Parenting Manifesto Read more
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What Would Yoda Do? Teachers Tweet About Their World

Want a glimpse behind-the-scenes of what teachers think about their own development? Read more
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Sixty Percent of "Accomplished" Adults taking a High School Standardized Test Bombed

"Those were the results released Tuesday of the scores earned by the state legislators, council members, scientists, engineers, reporters, professors and others who took the test." Read more
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The Arts: Seeing & Thinking Differently

Artless & Senseless? "Once it is recognized that productive thinking in any area of cognition is perceptual thinking, the central function of art in general education will become evident." -Rudolf Arnheim, Visual Thinking Read more
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The Pineapple Question Redux

The assessment has become the curriculum. Read more
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10 Things to Do for the First Day of School

aka - 10 Ways to Think Differently about Learning and Teaching - Aussie Edna Sackson challenges us whether our classrooms are "old school" or not Read more
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Time to Re-think School Award Ceremonies?

Should school leaders take another look at how award ceremonies affect learning and motivation? Read more
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Weekend Video Funnies

Watch 9-Year Old play tennis with "No Fear" vs. pros and Ben Stiller Read more
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Music Education . . . do you recall . . . the day the music died?

"One of the things that musicians and artists tend to do is explore other people's art and other people's way of doing things" Read more
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
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