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See the Forest…Focus on the Trees

Unless you are relatively new to the educational reform discussion, it is likely that you are familiar with Sir Ken Robinson’s RSA Animate video entitled, Changing Education Paradigms.  The video addresses the “manufacturing model” of schooling and its inherent problems – perhaps none more appalling than the system’s inability to address individual needs of learners. … Continue reading

Balancing Technology and Pedagogy

A recent article in the New York Times, about an Arizona school district, has garnered quite a bit of attention and raised questions about the value of technology in the classroom.  The article, In Classroom of the Future, Stagnant Scores, addresses the fact that in spite of a significant investments in technology, the Kyrene School … Continue reading

“Greater than Yourself” Challenge

School climate and environment plays such a critical role in student performance outcomes.  We know that in order for students to meet their full potential as learners, they must feel ownership in the educational process – a genuine sense of empowerment.  So why is it sometimes so difficult for us to relinquish control and give … Continue reading

Are You Appropriately Intimidated?

“People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing. A leader’s job is to help people have vision of their potential.”  ~ John Porter Our school is currently in the process of developing a school within a school – utilizing blended learning.  It is a tremendous opportunity … Continue reading

An Educational Eye Exam

Almost everyone wants our schools to be better, but almost no one wants them to be different. ~ Dr. Tommy Bice Many years ago, after my senior year in high school, a good friend and I spent a week of our summer vacation riding bicycles across the state of Kansas.   We rode from the … Continue reading