Yesterday I caught the Charlie Rose show, and while the topic wasn’t education, a comment a guest made got me thinking about whether we have a fatal flaw in our leadership structure in the public schools. Rose had invited Michael Moritz, a venture capitalist with Sequoia Capital, onto the show. The conversation meandered in many
California educator Esther Wojcicki shares how putting student’s in charge of their learning, helped her build one of the largest high school journalism programs in the country.
I’ve been following the story of Boeing and the grounding of its 787 Dreamliner fleet for the last month, though it’s been pretty hard to ignore: major airline manufacturer unveils revolutionary new aircraft that relies heavily on ion lithium batteries, only to see those same batteries heat up and force two flights to be aborted,
Recently, my husband and I were invited over to a friend’s house for dinner. They had prepared an unbelievable spread, and when it came time for dessert, they offered not one, but two choices—ice cream or cake. Without blinking an eye, my husband declared, “Both please.” We all laughed out loud, acknowledging the universally accepted
It’s not ground-shattering to say that the conventional teacher evaluation system is broken. This isn’t just an argument made by education reformers and parents, many teachers agree with this point as well. They cite the haphazard, subjective nature of evaluations, which research suggests does little to improve instruction or lead to the removal of subpar