The Kids Will Tell You

On Saturday, I had the honor of listening to eight teens from a high school in Harlem for about 1/2 an hour (it was the third of four stops that Saturday), hosted by Columbia University …

A Different Definition for Connected

I‘m still reading Linda Darling-Hammond’s A Professorial Whoop-Ass on Equity The Flat World and Education: How America’s Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future, and the points of view I’ve formed or had formed are …

My Students Get Inequalities

I just started reading Linda Darling-Hammond’s The Flat World and Education (which should be called A Professorial Whoop-Ass on Equity) while doing laundry when I got to reflecting on my week. This week, most of …

Faint

Energized from this past weekend’s trip to the Center for Teaching Quality (TeacherSolutions 2030 retreat), I focused all my energies on ensuring that my first and second period class of math would kick ass. My …

Love Is A Better Teacher Than Duty

Teaching is a not a profession for the arrogant. Working directly with students takes so much humility that we make a big deal of the small, meaningful encounters, and try to minimize the awful, harrowing …

Just Trust Us [The Future of Teaching]

Excerpt: Before policymakers and other key stakeholders can make decisions surrounding educational accountability, they would do well to focus their full attentions on the idea of trust. It’s the characteristic most lacking in every discussion …