"'Assessment' is Ruining Education." There I said it! As this thought sprints mischievously through my mind… often, I challenge it. How could assessment be anything bad? Isn’t it critical to know what students know? To have feedback about whom we are reaching and what is actually having an impact? Each time I am surprised by … Continue reading “Assessment” is Ruining Education!
Mahalo to Richard Byrne in Free Technology for Teachers for sharing the video "7 Billion" in his latest blog entry. This touches a continuum of my recent viewing of "Climate Refugees." There are so many pathways to innovating for the prevention of suffering, which I believe is the underlying issue for all in our biosystem. … Continue reading Population Influences
Today, I was honored to see, hear, and interact coincidentally with two inspiring Nash-es. First, I attended a presentation by Dr. Rod Nash, author and retired UCSB history Professor who spoke about the dilemmas of our relationship with our world. Then I saw the movie, "Climate Refugees" produced and directed by Michael Nash (www.climaterefugees.com) and … Continue reading A Day of Nash
I was chatting with a colleague today and mentioned that I find myself being anxious at the start of a curricular unit and at the end. This is a very unhelpful tendency as it can delay the start and end of a unit in an already stressed time frame. Why does this happen? Perhaps... -Every … Continue reading PUJ- Pre/Post Unit Jitters
My son and I were trying out the Rosetta Stone software for learning Spanish. It really is a wonderful glimpse into learning. I began my career in education as a Montessori teacher. Maria Montessori was an incredible thinker. The fact that she actually established a method is a great credit to her dedication and care … Continue reading Rosetta Stone Learning
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