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Why Don’t We Emulate Finland? Good Question.
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"In Finland teachers are free to choose how to teach things... It’s all up to me." Read More>>

School Prayer and a Sacred Profession
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I support all my students - of any belief or none, as long as their beliefs don't infringe on anyone else's sense of belonging in my class. Read More>>

Two Musicals About Music… and Education
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The best classrooms have a kind of magic about them... Read More>>

Commenting Guidelines
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If you want your comment  To be read and taken seriously Please Avoid the following: Broad generalizations and stereotyping Insults and name calling Screaming that your enemies scream too much Talking about things you don’t actually have Any experience with Assuming things about the other people online That may or may not be true Assuming Read More >>


I Am an NFT – a Non-Fungible Teacher
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My wife and I took an anniversary trip to New York City last week – I’ll be writing more about it later this week – and one of the very briefest of events got me thinking. We passed two men dressed in what looked like Hassidic Jewish garb – except they were wearing T-shirts. The Read More >>


The Purpose of Education – My Answers (for now)
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I asked my classes if, after all our discussion about the purpose of education, what, they wondered about my take on the purpose. Read More>>

The Purpose of Education – A Year-Long Inquiry
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And so I pose the question early in the year: What is the purpose of education? They tell me they have never really thought about it before. Read More>>

The Final Journal – Feedback for the Teacher (Me)
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What were your favorite activities/assignments we did this year why did you like them? What did you learn the most from? Read More>>

Education Reform: Fixing Weak Teachers since 1996 (1-5-16)
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Education reform was conceived as a way to save the system from all the “weak” teachers out there. Okay, you know what? I’ve seen some “weak” teachers in my time. I think most of us would agree, weak teachers have some or all of the following traits: They simply assign and assess instead of teach. Read More >>


The Devolution of Writing
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Writing is a human endeavor. Read More>>
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