The List: Agents, Innovators, and Thinking Different in Public Education

In the late 1990s, my superintendent gifted me a book:  Thomas Armstrong's Awakening Genius in the Classroom.  My receipt of Armstrong's slim tome also coincided with Apple Computer's release of the iMac and its corresponding "Think Different" ad campaign.  (See this video)   In a bit of creative synergy I've rarely experienced since, I combined the message of … Continue reading The List: Agents, Innovators, and Thinking Different in Public Education

Advertisements

Do No Harm: A Teachers’ Hippocratic Call to Action

So my district is talking about "doing school different."  Sorry, but haven't many schools been talking (or avoiding talking) about it for long enough?  (See featured image above.) There's plenty of reason to stop talking about it and start doing it, and most of the reasons stem all the way back to Postman and Weingartner, if … Continue reading Do No Harm: A Teachers’ Hippocratic Call to Action

“Doing School Different”

Our new superintendent has initiated her tenure through this post's titular phrase.  While I'm not enamored of the phrase "doing school," I'm all for "thinking different"  and I hope my fellow teachers don't, as is to often the case, approach this invitation from our superintendent with the perennial "change fatigue."   However, we're two days … Continue reading “Doing School Different”