"Thx for the reminder Julia. Sax's Why Gender Matters is simply gigantic value. I have had more people discuss my rants about boys and reading( school in general) because of this recommendation. A young parent bible I think."
You had me at PODS...:-) the only cautionary point I add to your techie metaphor is that we( progressive tech users) can sometimes still build environments where gadgets get in the way of the real mindful task at hand. I've been…"
"Just re-read sections of Drive by Daniel Pink. His theme motivation-a good source for addressing strategies for making changes. Could see relevance for staff development in areas like high school retention. My friends call me Gladwellian but I have…"
"Good question. I think the volume
of quality material available to students
might in fact be less than we presume.
Not just by their reading choices but by
their lack of skills to filter through the mass
of material. Students still…"
"I'm always reminded how shallow and
frankly-stupid many of our institutIons and
highly educated adults react when it comes
to policy. Common sense tells me tech like
Cell phones are powerful and embedded in
our kids reality yet we…"
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