Tag Archives: Educational Reform

Prepare the Student for the Path, not vice versa

A few summers ago, as I strolled along a pool deck in Moraga, CA, awaiting the start of one of my youngest son’s USA Water Polo 14U Junior Olympic qualification games, I noticed a powerful statement posted on one of … Continue reading

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Bold, New Higher Education Agenda

Much of what I read in various popular, or special interest, education-centric publications, whether research-based or not, appears to offer palliative measures at best, frequently approaches pablum, often is misinterpreted or misapplied, and at worst is harmful in one manner … 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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