Scrubbing Our Assumptions About Our Students
by Marsha Rakestraw and Mary Pat Champeau “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once…
Teaching About Race and Racism
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Humane Educator’s Toolbox: Enrich Experience With Serial Testimony
Learning is often much more powerful and meaningful when we’re able to make a personal connection. “Serial testimony” is a…
What Did You Learn This Year?
In the northern hemisphere, this week is the darkest of the year. As the days get longer next week, and…
Lifelong Learning Makes the Best Bucket List
I decided to work fewer hours than usual this summer. What a privilege this was. I live in Downeast, Maine.…
Reimagining Education and Learning: A Year at Mission Hill
We spend a lot of time in our national conversations about education (via the media) talking about what’s wrong. What’s…
Why Are We Testing Students Before We Teach Them?
For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate…
A Letter to High School Seniors: Don’t Accept College Rejections
For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate…
Does Our Short Attention Span Prevent Us From Deep Thinking?
For my blog post today, I’m sharing a recent essay I wrote for Care2.com, an online community for people passionate…
Help Create a Better World By Learning Something New Today … And Every Day
Several years ago I was talking to a neighbor about the conditions that factory farmed animals endure, and I mentioned…
Critical Thinking is Essential in Classrooms
Image courtesy of Horia Varlan/Flickr. No less a bastion of critical and scientific thinking – Scientific American – has published…
Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud
“Schools as we know them are obsolete.” That’s the bold assertion of Sugata Mitra, who has been spending many years…