Monthly Archives: May 2015

Is John Keating from the Dead Poets Society an “Accomplished” teacher?

Mr. Holland in Mr. Holland’s Opus had it…Mr. John Keating in the Dead Poets Society had it…Mr Escalante from Stand and Deliver had it….Mr. Clark had it in Lean On Me… even Dewey Finn of School of Rock had it.  What … Continue reading

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High School Graduation is upon us

Almost every school in the country is preparing the grounds, programs, and diplomas for this year’s batch of graduates.  There will be speeches, scholarship awards, and  recognition of the best and brightest.  This is an incredibly busy time for not … Continue reading

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Flush a Nation at Risk and it’s flawed assumptions!

We are experiencing an unprecedented era of educational reform. These reforms exclusively focus on improving the existing system of education.  Which really has two huge assumptions.  The first, is that the system is fixable, and the second is that the system is not working and therefore … Continue reading

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It’s Final Grade time — Parents — listen-up and lighten-up!

The dreaded end of year grades.  The joy and adulation for those who did well and for those students who did not do so well — summer begins in purgatory with parents on the war path for poor grades.  Kids … Continue reading

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