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Last spring, I completed my Master’s degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). As the next batch of new students will be starting classes in a few weeks, I’ve been thinking back to the school’s slogan: “Learn to … Continue reading
Education Cities has released a new report and interactive data on achievement gaps nationally. They have collected a large national data set and have created a new metric, which they are calling the Education Equality Index (EEI) in order to compare … Continue reading
The teacher is wrong to take off points, but this is a flawed critique of Common Core. Continue reading
You may be familiar with the following model of task challenge and learning: Comfort Zone: Tasks are easy and comfortable and pleasant–little learning occurs. Challenge Zone: Tasks are complex enough to push the boundaries of one’s thinking and skills and maintain … Continue reading
For one of my courses, students were asked to bring a quick summary of their philosophies of education. Here is (a slightly modified version of) what I wrote. I have lots of opinions about education. I think most emerge from what is … Continue reading
My 88-year-old grandmother recently got a new desk chair. It is a pretty typical chair. After putting it together for her, I walked her through getting the back adjusted to the right level. We discussed how to use the lever … Continue reading
When thinking about most conflicts, large or small, I find myself mentally organizing people’s responses to the conflict into particular rungs within this ladder (a personal model adapted from the work of the Arbinger Institute, Sustained Dialogue, and other sources)…. … Continue reading