Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Striking Similarities between Teachers and Start-up CEOs (Aaron Schildkrout)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Aaron Schildkrout is a former Codman Academy charter school teacher in Boston and technology entrepreneur in creating a dating website, HowAboutMe. He is currently Entrepreneur in Residence at RRE…

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The Breakfast Club circa 2015

Nearly thirty years to the day after the release of the “quintessential 1980s film,” The Breakfast Club (1985), I served my first Saturday school detention, as a teacher.  Unlike the movie, over eighty students started off in our library this … Continue reading

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“Send in the Drones” – My Anti-establishment Lyrics

My district mandates explicit direct instruction (“EDI”) as our sole instructional method.  While I applaud their desire to help all students, especially our underserved, low socioeconomic status students, their decision supplants a teacher’s unique, passionate pedagogy for a cookie cutter, “show … Continue reading

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