Tag Archives: 21st Century

Occupy Wall Street: The Education Edition (Part 1)

I am very happy to say that I spent my weekend occupying Wall Street.  During this time, I had the amazing opportunity to speak with people who  are not only angry, but hopeful. They are individuals who protest our  country’s economic policies not out of hatred, but out of love for our  country. They see […]

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Pulling Yourself Up By Your Bootstraps: Is it Enough?

The legacy ingrained in the collective history of our country is one of individual agency. In order to succeed in the U.S. you must “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” and succeed despite any odds set against you. We tend to view education as an equalizer, a means of succeeding in spite of circumstance. We’ve […]

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Or Is It About the Technology

(This article is cross-posted on Keeping Kids First and Edurati Review) A few weeks ago, I published a series of my thoughts on 21st century learning and teaching in a post titled “It’s Not About the Technology.” For a tech integrator and enthusiast like me, it was almost uncomfortable to articulate these ideas independent of […]

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(Re) Emerging Trend: Disruptive Innovation

Let’s take a moment to flip through some snapshots from our Educational Landscape Photo Album: Here’s Achievement Gap on a culinary tour of Urban Areas, circa 2009.  Bigger than ever and looking healthy. Take a look at High Stakes Test — that trickster keeps giving our schools bunny ears. How cute! In this one the […]

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21st Century Education

All we really know about the future is that we really don’t know much about the future.  We can portend some possible trends based on history, current data, and the theoretical trajectory of prevalent consumption patterns, but at the end of the day, all our pontificating and punditry doesn’t change the fact that we don’t […]

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Next Administration

The ability of future generations to solve the network of complex global problems sure to confront them will depend on their capacity to think critically, communicate effectively, and look at systems (be they economic, political, or natural) in innovative and interrelated ways. Teaching students the skills they will need to survive and thrive in such […]

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The Future’s At Cornerstone

I’ve had the pleasure of teaching at Cornerstone since the elementary school opened in 2001 and for the past four years I’ve served as the chair of the school’s board of trustees.   During that time I’ve come to the conclusion that Yogi Berra had a point when he said, “The future ain’t what it […]

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