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Hands-On Learning is “Grand”

Monday, January 19th, 2009

I’ve spent the better part of the last two weekends helping my fourth grade son complete a series of “hands-on” activities designed to teach him about the southeast region of the United States.  These activities were developed by a well known publishing company (not to be named here) whose materials were described by their distributor [...]

Navigating the Route to Change

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

The word “direction” seems to be something of a rallying cry for change as of late.  Both presidential candidates have spoken at length about the new “direction” each would take the country if elected.  Faced with a sluggish economy, a number of high-profile CEOs and CFOs have discussed changing the “direction” of their companies in [...]

Charting a New Course

Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Yesterday I had the opportunity to briefly speak to the parents of our rising seventh graders about the 1:1 Tablet PC program we are implementing this fall. As I outlined our rationale for moving to an “anytime, anywhere” learning environment, I impetuously adapted a line from Sir Ken Robinson and reminded the audience that their [...]