Funny Math

Posted by on Oct 7, 2009

Help me understand this.  Recently, I’ve come across several examples of a rubric being used in a way I don’t quite understand.  The rubrics all had the standard four levels of proficiency for the criteria being assessed, and the levels moved in typical fashion with one being inadequate and four being exceptional.  That’s all fairly […]

Room Arrangements

Posted by on Oct 5, 2009

*This is a reflection post required for my JHU-ISTE Leadership program. This week we were asked to evaluate various room arrangements found within a classroom.  It is quite intriguing to explore the various ways teachers choose to set up a classroom and what it communicates about the methodologies and pedagogical practice in play in a […]

Transformational Leadership

Posted by on Jul 27, 2009

*This is a reflection post required for my JHU-ISTE Leadership program.  As always, if the topic is of no interest to you, feel free to skip on by. This reflection asked us to answer the following three questions: How do you define transformational leadership based on your reading? How can transformational leadership impact the way […]

Practical Application

Posted by on May 29, 2009

I might be wrong on this.  Feel free to posit your opinion and help me figure out what needs figuring. There is a philosophy of technology in education that says we should afford students the chance to interact and explore specific technology experiences to ensure exposure to the technology.  Let me give you an example. […]

Practice Makes…

Posted by on May 15, 2009

The average American student will take American history at least four times in the span of his or her education.  How many of those people can now recall why the Battle of Quebec, fought in 1759, was an important event in American history? I was talking about this concept with a teacher this week, and […]