Category Archives: Teaching and learning

Connecting the Public and Personal in Education (Part 1 of 2)

“Teaching is always done at the dangerous intersection of personal and public life. … As we try to connect ourselves and our subjects with our students, we make ourselves, as well as our subjects, vulnerable to indifference, judgment, ridicule. To … Continue reading

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Using a posterous.com space to introduce hormones

I liked that we were able to use information in posts that were created by other students instead of just listening to you tell us the information. It was more interesting and the language was easier to understand. This was … Continue reading

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Are We Too Late? Teaching with Development on the Brain

It has been a while since I last posted. One reason is that I tend to be, unfortunately (to some parts of my life), a perfectionist. I started writing two different posts recently which I just couldn’t finish, and I … Continue reading

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EdCampNYC presentation links

My low-tech abilities have prevented me from posting this on the EdCampNYC wiki page, so here is the information for those attending my session. Tools or Toys: What does Rigor Mean in a Tech Context In this session we will … Continue reading

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Rethinking lesson planning

Over the last year I have been using the document shown on the right to help with my lesson planning. It is a document created by Research for Better Teaching (RBT in Acton, MA) which helps focus where lesson planning … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘public’ back into public school

Today was the first day back for teachers at my school, and the beginning of eight days of faculty collaborative work and curriculum preparation before the students return.  At the beginning of the day the main activity at the first … Continue reading

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Aesthetic experiences in learning: revisiting Sir Ken Robinson

Recently I have been revisiting Sir Ken Robinson’s “Changing Paradigms – How we implement sustainable change in education” lecture for the RSA organization in June 16, 2008. If you have never listened to this lecture, then I strongly urge you … Continue reading

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