Educational Leadership


            Not Bill Gates: Meet Ted Dintersmith, an education philanthropist with a different agenda

Not Bill Gates: Meet Ted Dintersmith, an education philanthropist with a different agenda

If you have paid attention to education reform at all in recent years, you know what Bill Gates, Eli Broad, various Waltons and other very wealthy philanthropists have done with their education grants: support charter schools, and/or Teach For America, and/or standardized test-based teacher evaluations, and/or school voucher programs, and/or other elements of corporate school reform. But now meet Ted Dintersmith, a different kind of education philanthropist with a different school reform agenda.

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            ‘A Nation at Risk’ demanded education reform 35 years ago. Here’s how it’s been bungled ever since.

‘A Nation at Risk’ demanded education reform 35 years ago. Here’s how it’s been bungled ever since.

In April 1983, a commission convened by then President Ronald Reagan’s education secretary, Terrel H. Bell, released a landmark report about the nation’s public education system, “A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform.” It famously warned: Our nation is at risk. Our once unchallenged preeminence in commerce, industry, science, and technological innovation […]

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Share the Well – A Thirst for Innovation

Share the well. At Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, we work to be very intentional about culture. Our mission begins, “We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.” To continuously live into this mission requires a deliberateness about our culture. … Continue reading ?

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The Wheel of Modern Education

Gautam is a Computer Engineer by education, Growth Hacker by experience and a Life Designer at heart. For past 7 yrs, he's been obsessed with trying latest studies & concepts in personal transformation in his own life, so in essence he has made himself his own guinea pig, and he calls this process "Life Designing". With his vision to create the Disneyland of Learning & Education, he runs international summits on life designing by the name of "LifePlugin Summit". Gautam is a Computer Engineer by education, Growth Hacker by experience and a Life Designer at heart. For past 7 yrs, he's been obsessed with trying latest studies & concepts in personal transformation in his own life, so in essence he has made himself his own guinea pig, and he calls this process "Life Designing". With his vision to create the Disneyland of Learning & Education, he runs international summits on life designing by the name of "LifePlugin Summit". This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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Teacher Leadership

The best schools have both a strong and healthy administration and teaching staff. Weak administration can leave even the most qualified teaching staff anemic -- and a strong administration with a weak teaching staff leaves a school with a lot of talk and no walk.I often think about how it is a systemic flaw that teachers have to leave the classroom in order to make more money or advance their ca...

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Polyup Addresses Gap in Computational Thinking Skills with Launch of a Free and Open Problem Solving Platform for Math Teachers and Students

PRESS RELEASE: Educators have a new digital resource to address the increasing need for computational thinking and problem solving skills among students. Polyup, a Sunnyvale-based company led by a distinguished team of math education researchers, physicists,...

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Outcome vs. Process: Different Incarnations of Personalization

This was written by Yong Zhao who is the author writes and speaks about education reform. He blogs here and tweets here. This post was found here.by Yong ZhaoThere are different views of personalized learning. My advocacy for personalization has been occasionally misunderstood as supporting the narrow view of personalized learning driven by big data and learning analytics with technology or onlin...

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            Rethinking School Leadership

Rethinking School Leadership

'The role of the school principal in Canada is increasingly multifaceted and complex. Beyond the foundational administrative and managerial roles they are expected to master, principals are also expected to be innovators and agents of change -- all of this in a culture that increasingly challenges traditional conceptions of leadership.'~ J-C CoutureIn June I wrote a post on 5 ways teachers can de...

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            If You Want Your Children to Survive the Future, Send Them to Art School

If You Want Your Children to Survive the Future, Send Them to Art School

Can you imagine a world in which most jobs are obsolete? If not, you are most likely in for a rude awakening in the coming decades of radical shifts in employment. This is particularly true for new parents propelling the next generation of workers into an adulthood that many economists and futurists predict to be the first ever “post-work“ society.

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            What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good

What Kind of Citizen? Educating Our Children for the Common Good

Joel Westheimer is the author of the book What Kind of Citizen: Educating Our Children for the Common Good and is speaking in Red Deer this Thursday, November 5, 2015.Joel's book asks us to imagine the kind of society we would like to live in and shows how schools might best be used to make that vision a reality.Westheimer challenges us to answer some pretty tough questions about our schools:What...

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            Working while you study: a means to an end or career opportunity?

Working while you study: a means to an end or career opportunity?

A part-time job is often just a way to earn extra cash at university, but for some students it can be the route to full-time employment Carmel Goldstein, a final-year textile design student at Central St Martins College in London, started working for on-demand babysitting app Bubble 18 months ago. The 21-year-old was looking for a way to earn extra cash while studying in one of the worlds most ex...

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Why Actors Love to Play Churchill

Britains wartime leader instinctively understood that statecraft is partly stagecraft.

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