Carol Ann Tomlinson, author "The Differentiated School" who offers us her revelations such as "There was a time when I was a young teacher where I really thought my worth as a teacher was judged by how much I could cover and how much I could transmit to kids . . ."
Grant Wiggins, co-author "Understanding By Design" - on why he didn't want to be a college professor and what makes him tick . . .
John Merrow, venerable education journalist, who brings up an everyday experience and relates it to what changed his perception of education . . .
Jay McTighe, co-author "Understanding By Design" bridging some Dewey-esque thoughts to an applicable level, such as the lead quote featured above . . .
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, author of the newly released "Curriculum 21" on how 9/11 served as her wake-up call about how the world was changing, what matters, and what American kids need to know more about . . .
All of these edu-heroes zero in on one consistent anchoring principle . . . .check them out for yourself and let us know what you think --- most clips below run just over a minute:
Orig. Published by The Daily Riff July 2010