The Gardener or the Greenskeeper

Posted by on Sep 2, 2010

“Everyone must leave something in the room or left behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when […]

Another Beginning

Posted by on Jul 5, 2010

Life is unexpected. Just when you think you’ve crested a hill and can look long at the path stretching before you, opportunity arises and you find yourself taking a road unanticipated. I won’t say I’ve taken the one less traveled by, but I have taken another. Today, I officially began my job as the Director […]

Curriculum Reflections

Posted by on Feb 22, 2010

*This is a reflection post required for my JHU-ISTE Leadership program. This reflection is to focus on answering the following questions: How has your definition of curriculum been shaped by the course readings and discussions? How and why has your definition of curriculum changed? For reference, our texts for this course were: Burrello, L. C., […]

What is Curriculum?

Posted by on Jan 17, 2010

I have been in education for ten years, and I haven’t thought enough about that question.  I’m now in the second week of the course, “Curriculum Theory” in my JHU-ISTE program, and we’ve started wrestling with some tough questions about curriculum. The first being the title for this post.  What is curriculum? It seems the […]

An Educational Philosophy

Posted by on Jan 4, 2010

I am required to write my educational philosophy for the administrative program I am currently enrolled in.  This exercise has proved itself quite a bit more challenging than I anticipated.  I’ve done this before, years ago, when I completed both my undergraduate and first graduate programs.  Things have changed since then.  I’ve changed since then. […]