I’m off a very productive Monday, very: a slow-moving but productive guitar lesson, the usual getting comfortable with my apartment after a weekend away,washing clothes, exercising, careful eating, tackling forms to fill out for Student Teacher Supervision( I’m late), bills paid, cracking into my tax materials and I finished one last revision of the video I’ve been working on, that centers around the work I’ve been doing at Highland Falls and I took one more look at our Hudson Valley Writing Project’s Final Report, now in the hands of the NWP officials. The question is always now, will we continue with a Congress that wants to cut, cut, cut!
So it was a productive Monday that I can be proud of and I should still be sleeping but nope, my mind is awake, so I have Way Too Early is on as I open my computer and read Tara’s early-morning Slice. I’m obsessed with teachers like my friend Tara Smith. She spent her Saturday reading the work of her students in their hearts of hearts, their journals. How ed reformers “measure” teachers like Tara with their narrow measures of assessment. Here’s two approaches to education.
Which one works for you?
Here’s Chris Lehman:
Here’s Bill Gates:
And a powerful response to Bill on his favorite school coming from my hero, Diane Ravitch:
And here’s my contribution to the cause:
It’s not so bad to be obsessed with this handy dandy Apple. Look what it offers? One-stop shopping and then a way gather the resources back again. I’d say wow to that and it’s not even 6AM.
I was just catching up on Sunday morning before we started our usual Sunday activities. I had Chris delivered to me via Ted Talks email updates for the week. I clicked and immediately engaged and started tearing.
Tuvia arrived just an hour later. Catching up on his guy, Fareed Zakariah he called me into the living room to sit with him and watch Bill Gates talk about education. Hmmm…. I was polite. It was my turn. I shared Chris Lehman’s TED Talk with him and let him compare. He did not disappoint. We had it all at our fingertips.
And then I could make a contribution of what I see as I work directly with teachers and what is shared by teachers at
Two Writing Teachers
I am not alone! I am not alone! And I think, as I read more and more Diane Ravitch that we are not alone!
Let me add one more thing: SCRAP THE MAP! http://scrapthemap.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/national-day-of-action-to-support-seattle-map-test-boycott/
Sorry, I didn’t get to my daily 750 words, but I have multimodal layers today, right? That counts!