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Unless you’ve been tramping around the Brazilian rain forest on an extended holiday for the last month or two, you’ve probably heard the news that the iPhone turned 10 years old this summer. It’s hard to believe that these ubiquitous devices that...read more
No More Power-Blind CEOs or Politicians: Managing Power Dynamics in your Classroom to Prevent Hubris
We’ve all witnessed it–people in power acting badly. You can’t watch the news without encountering powerful people who seem to be incapable of understanding the lives of us “common folk,” or even of telling right from wrong. Take CEOs of...read more
Every few years, a new fad pops up in education. Those of us who’ve been in the field for some time can tick off a long list of “hottest new things” that turned out to be not so hot after all and have now been relegated to the scrap heap. But no...read more
You’re at home in the evening, trying to cook dinner, and your kids are running around like crazy people. You know they’re just playing and working off some excess energy, but you feel like you’re about to snap. What do you do? Or, you’re...read more
OK, let’s play a little fantasy game. Let’s say that the Education Fairy (whom I picture as a mixture of all the best qualities of Hillary Swank’s portrayal of Erin Gruwell in Freedom Writers and Embeth Davidtz’s “Miss Honey” from...read more
Here we are, at the end of another school year, and in schools all across the nation, teachers are giving comprehensive final exams and students are taking them. It’s a time-honored tradition, one that has been around for a hundred years or more. And even though...read more
There are so many ways to read today. Of course, we can still go “old school” and read a text on paper (book, magazine, newspaper, photocopied article, etc.), but readers today also have more and more options for reading texts on screen. There are texts we...read more
If you’re like most teachers, you probably believe that the information you share in your lectures is good material that your students need to capture and learn in order to master your course’s content. It goes without saying, then, that anything that...read more