Be faithful in little things, for in them your strength lies.– Mother Theresa, via Well Said: Little Things
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.– Mother Theresa, via Well Said: Person to Person
Have no fear of perfection - you’ll never reach it.– Salvador Dali
According to some experts, the teacher’s skill with the technology determines...– In other news, a person’s dampness is related to recent exposure to water. (Found on The Quick and the Ed, linking to Ed Week.)
Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.– Jodie Foster
Twelve states along with the District of Columbia now have white populations...– (Read the article and see which states.)
Don’t Stop Believin’ →
The above link is all the better because my peers and I have done very nearly the same thing… only at the Backer. I envision any future tucking-in rituals to which I may be party going much like this.
"Some of the convicted criminals started walking...
“Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal’s program to replace fleeing migrant farmworkers with probationers backfired when some of the convicted criminals started walking off their jobs because field work was too strenuous, it was reported Wednesday.” (Read more) I am generally sickened by the tacit belief that immigration, documented or not, of any population, is okay because “they do the...
OMG AN IN&OUT JUST OPENED IN DALLAS!!! Well, actually, it opens at nine, BUT...– Complete contents of an email from my 13-year-old sister with the subject line “EEEEEEEK!!!!”
Take, Lord, and receive all my liberty, my memory, my understanding and my entire will, All I have and call my own. You have given all to me. To you, Lord, I return it. Everything is yours; do with it what you will. Give me only your love and your grace. That is enough for me. -St Ignatius of Layola (via Happy Catholic)
Reasonable people can disagree about the necessity of creating or saving jobs in...– from “First Year of Teacherpocalypse: Less Than 1% Reduction in Force” Note that those hires and fires are across states.
Love is not Feelings →
“Love is obedience to God” (Great reading.)
The WRONG way to think about federal policy in education is to identify the...– A Federal Policy Proposal that Won’t Change the World
My Visit to School of One (part I) →
It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and...– Conan O’Brien in his actually helpful commencement speech at Dartmouth College this past weekend.
I often find that the amount of progress I make is proportional to the number of...– -Scott Kim, Puzzlemaker (via Well Said: Progress)
Ah-HA! Why Norm based test results are pretty much...
I’ve been trying for years to articulate why norm-based standardized tests (those that tell how a kid did relative to other kids) annoy me. This finally does it for me. Attribution of the passage below is a little wonky: I’ve copied and pasted it from a blog post by Jay P. Green, but this particular bit is him quoting from Barker Bausell’s book. Anyway, the point is: norm...
Yet, taught by time, my heart has learned to glow for other’s good, and...– Homer
Khan Academy: Not Overhyped, Just Missing a Key... →
I like looking at different ways to approach education, and I notice how many of these really intriguing possibilities share a couple common features: more time on task and excellent instruction.