September 2010


Colbert to Parents: Keep Fear Alive

"The More You No" Video: Banning Books & the March on Washington DC in October Read more

"The Many Teachers In Our Lives"

"Five Writers Share Their Memories" Of Fellow Soldiers, Parents, Spouses & Friends
Opinion From The Los Angeles Times Read more

Today's Interview w/President Obama & Matt Lauer: Longer School Year?

 President Barack Obama was interviewed this morning by Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" program as a part of NBC's "Education Nation" special programming event.  Full 30 minute interview is featured below.Beginning with several sobering statistics, the President and Lauer discussed... Read more

Arne Duncan, Michele Rhee, Randi Weingarten, Robert Bobb Kick-Off NBC's "Education Nation"

If you missed yesterday's "Meet The Press", do check out the clips below from this kick-off program for NBC's intensive three day "Education Nation"with panelists Sec'y of Education Arne Duncan, AFT head Randi Weingarten, DC school chancellor Michelle Rhee and... Read more

Is This Book Exposing Cracks In Schools Of Education (Teacher Colleges)?

Is "Teach Like A Champion" Hitting An Unexpected Nerve?? 2 min.VID. Read more
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Waiting for Superman: A "Signal Moment" In Education?

"It's a moment ripe with ferment and possibility, but also rife with conflict, in which the kind of change that fills many hearts with hope fills others with mortal dread- and which gives a movie like 'Superman' a rare chance to move the needle." Read more

Jeff Bridges takes on childhood hunger

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" clip with Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough: "Obesity is just the flip side of this hunger issue" Read more

Destination: Education

Imagine If Every Student Spent A Year Abroad Before College. . . Read more

New First Impression: Your Child's Digital Tattoo

A "New Cache Society"?On-Line Messages Live Permanently On the WebFuture College & Job Seekers:  Listen UpVideo Below With so much press dedicated to cyberbullying and the ill effects of too much time spent on-line, let us not forget how important... Read more

ADHD? Or, Too Young for School?

Rampant Misdiagnosis of ADHD - Grow Up! Read more

Recording Artist & Philanthropist John Legend To Bill Maher: "You're Wrong On Education"

Retaliates Against Maher's "Rule" To "Fire The Parents, Not The Teachers" Read more

The Professional Lives of Teachers in Singapore

An American Math Teacher Travel Journal Read more

"What Makes A School Great": Time Magazine Special Report

Teachers, Charter Schools, Business, Testing, Unions In The Hot Seat on "Morning Joe"Richard Stengel, Time magazine's editor-in-chief, announced next week's cover story, "What Makes A School Great" which, if judged by the teacher-obsessed conversation on today's MSNBC's "Morning Joe", should... Read more

The Illustrated Guide To A Ph.D.

Very cool representation of the process and end result of obtaining a Ph.D. - all in 10 quick slides.  Very clever conclusion - check it out with link below:"Imagine a circle that contains all of human knowledge . .... Read more

India's "I Can" Mind Shift: What America Can Learn

By Empowering Kids To "Lead The Change", India Raised Math, English and Science Outcomes Read more

Transforming School for Real Learning: The Video to Watch

Best education video of 2010? Brilliant TED talk by Chris Lehmann, principal of Science Leadership Academy -- a featured school in "Apple in Education" series takes on technology to meta-cognition to empowering students to the role of education. Check it out. Read more

The Cheerleader Culture Riff

The Worst Kind of Role-Modeling? Read more
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