Category Archives: Teaching

Timeless Learning

Three nationally known educators that I respect a great deal – Ira Socol, Chad Ratliff, and Pam Moran, all from Virginia’s Albemarle County Public Schools – have a new book out called Timeless Learning: How Imagination, Observation, and Zero-based Thinking Change Schools. It’s … Continue reading

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More on AP classes

(I shared my AP course post from Jul 11 with my friend and former colleague Robyn Harper; here’s what she had to say about AP.) Public schools (both high school and college) often have to compete with private school in … Continue reading

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Getting rid of AP classes

Last month, I read this opinion piece in the WaPo, in which eight DC area private school heads state that “we will better equip our students for further study and for life beyond the classroom by eliminating AP courses from … Continue reading

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Brain-informed teaching and learning

I get to do a whole variety of things at my work, and some of the most interesting is related to the science of learning – another phrase for brain-informed teaching and learning. Over the past year or so, we’ve … Continue reading

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Chromebooks and teaching and learning

Our school district has delayed the further roll out of a program for Chromebooks at several different grade levels, and on our community listserv, the back and forth about this move (which amounted to a savings of about 0.12% of … Continue reading

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Middle schoolers and their digital literacy

Last PTA meeting of the school year last night and a vigorous discussion about social media, its use and (particularly) misuse by middle schoolers, and multiple ideas on helping these young people and their parents better understand the issues around … Continue reading

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