RIP, Bob Sheppard

Short Notes: Now Batting, The Educator, #3, Jose Vilson, #3

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A few notes: John Holland is swimming in the reality of teacher leadership. A must read. [Future of Teaching] Chris Lehmann’s tired of us working from a deficit model when it comes to schools. “How do we fix broken schools?” is less of a question and more of a meme. I’ll let him explain. [Practical Theory] Money can’t buy you …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: Now Batting, The Educator, #3, Jose Vilson, #3

Short Notes: The Definition of “School” Is a Toss-Up

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A few notes: Sherman Dorn schools fools on the idea of “school.” Particularly, he muses on the idea of educational institutions as a reflection of social inequity. Just. Read. [Sherman Dorn] For the computer science geeks out there, an infographic on the history of programming. This is absolutely smashing. [Smashing Magazine] Amber loves telling this story. I love the way …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: The Definition of “School” Is a Toss-Up

Short Notes: I’m Not Watching Avatar The Last Airbender, Either!

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A few notes: If you haven’t heard, Teacher Magazine / EdWeek published my first article last week! Comment there and show a brotha love! [EdWeek] I haven’t watched Avatar with the blue people, and I’m not watching the real Avatar: The Last Airbender, either. I highlighted this post before, but it’s worth reading now. [Racialicious] Klein said enrollment into summer …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: I’m Not Watching Avatar The Last Airbender, Either!

Short Notes: This or That, This or That

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A few notes: I wrote a great post about the difference between professionalism and integrity at the Future Teacher Leaders blog! Check it here. [TLN] Susan Ohanian discusses the Billionaire Boys’ Club of education … and compares it to a similar collective in the time of Vietnam. Great read. [Susan Ohanian] Rick Reilly ponders who’s the greatest Laker of them …

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Short Notes: Rebel, Rebel, How Could They Know?

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A few notes: Renee Moore is a rebel with a cause. She’ll teach her kids whether third party vendors like it or not. Right up our alley, right? [TeachMoore] If you only know the 1/2 of what the BP oil disaster means in the grand scheme of things, you’re about to know more than that. [The Tonka Report] Planning to …

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Short Notes: Week of April 11, 2010

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A few notes: Matt Taibbi breaks David Brooks’ elitist column down with a passion of … a blogger. Read his latest about Brooks’ assertions that rich people work harder. [True / Slant] Constance McMillen, a teen who wasn’t allowed to go to her prom because she wanted to bring her female date, had to attend a fake prom while the …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: Week of April 11, 2010

Short Notes: Week of April 4th, 2010

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A few notes: For those interested in Nicholas Feltron and tracking their whole life over the course of a year, I present this. [Daytum] I said this in my previous post, but maybe we do need to think more like children. [ScienceBlogs] Every Child Left Behind part 1238091834: Florida Senate approves an awesome bill supporting performance pay based on tests. …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: Week of April 4th, 2010
Angels' Torii Hunter Screams at Umpire

Short Notes: Whereupon We Speak Our Truths and the Issue of Torii Hunter

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A few notes: A great example of what happens when we try to control every little part of a staff’s speech in order to make them sound like they’re “normal.” [Vocalo] Google buys into Pi Day. [Mashable] An ed-techy’s case for pedagogy … in tech. [Box of Tricks] You ever wonder what Twitter would be like if someone drew out …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: Whereupon We Speak Our Truths and the Issue of Torii Hunter
TEDxNYED, Apples

Short Notes: 14 Things I Learned from #TEDxNYED 2010

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This past Saturday, I had the fortune of attending the TEDxNYED conference, an independently run conference based on the TED conferences where they speak on an idea for a good 18-20 minutes about whatever topic they like. While some critics have come out in full force against the latest TED conference, wondering whether these events actually promote ideas for others or …

Jose VilsonShort Notes: 14 Things I Learned from #TEDxNYED 2010