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It's been a great run, an enriching venture, another feather in Connie's cap especially. I've learned lots, enjoyed the sharing and sparring and made some new good friends - in a digital kind of way. Every good wish to you all for the future.…Continue
I have been running my own blog site for a while now but I got started by writing to Fireside and I appreciate the good this site has served over the years. Thanks to those who have been administrators and to those who created the site. I have…Continue
Posted by cindy fadel on January 13, 2014 at 4:52pm
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Hi Everyone,Deep summer here in Michigan. The garden is full and in want of constant harvest; hayfields are green, wild berries are abundant throughout the landscape of rolling hills. I live in rural…Continue
Sorry for the Hebrew video link at the bottom. It's a good peek if you want to see how the San Diego's hitechhigh is applied in a city in Israel.Bringing to Israel the model of…Continue
Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in School organization and education reform Jan 7.
Beyond tests: How to foster imagination in studentsTeachers teach to tests. Up until a few years ago, that wasn’t a problem because most teachers wrote their own. When business leaders convinced…Continue
Started by cindy fadel in UNCATEGORIZED Nov 23, 2013.
The Biggest Weakness of the Common Coreby Marion BradyA particular interest of mine has long been what kids are taught in the early years of adolescence. No surprise, then, that when the Common Core…Continue
(A somewhat "calmer" version of this appears today on the Washington Post's The Answer Sheet.)Marion__________________An any-century curriculum The big new thing in education reform is the Common…Continue
Started by cindy fadel in UNCATEGORIZED Jun 12, 2013.
I'm confused, I admit.Just recently spent a week with educators at the SXSWedu in Austin, TX (a very cool event by the way), where CCS were the talk of the day, if not the talk of the…Continue
I was reminded of this TED talk this week, by one of Connie's updates actually. Watched it for the 10th time (maybe more) and started to wonder about the differences and similarities between the role…Continue
A colleague of mine (Fred Deutsch) published this quote on fb"Thoughtful education post by a high school principal: "It seems like we are now at a crossroads between what the reformers think is best…Continue
Started by Ian Carmichael in School organization and education reform Apr 27, 2013.