“If your questions are Google-able, then you are not asking the right questions.” This past weekend at the Educon 2.2 conference, I heard this sentiment repeated far and wide. At first blush, I agree with it. In a classroom, inquiry is important, and fostering the ability to ask the right questions, in both myself as… Continue reading Memorization and roller skates
The Writing Revolution: R U Literate
Here is my Encienda Educon preso: The Writing Revoultion: R U literate?
The View from Sunday: Educon
On Sunday, I think we might be on to something. Educon has been an interesting experience. It has affirmed my ideas about education, and exposed the many ways where we are in serious need of improvement. Let me begin by noting, as always, the spontaneous conversations in the hallways and in sessions when I was… Continue reading The View from Sunday: Educon
Metaphors from Educon
Ben Wilkhoff is a poet. Standardized testing is a sonnet. If Educon is a family, Andrea is the bastard step-child. SLA is the Hotel California. Andrea is the “go-bag.” And the Secretariat.
Lightning summary: Educon 2.2 Saturday
Up early in order to work out with @poh and @bhsprincipal in the Windsor suites basement gym (seriously, what’s up with all those mirrors? Is that really necessary?) Then off to a quick Starbucks breakfast (parfait!) with the NWP crew: @gailhd, @poh, @paulallison, and @janalon. We hoofed it over to SLA where the place was… Continue reading Lightning summary: Educon 2.2 Saturday
It's not about the laptops
After a brutally cold walk through the streets of Philadelphia, we arrived rosy-cheeked and breathless at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA). The first ever Senior class was fundraising for their Senior trip to Hershey Park, and I gladly gave to cause (have fun kids!). I was checked in and soon wandering the brightly colored halls… Continue reading It's not about the laptops