Tag: education

4 lessons from China’s schools

I was in China earlier this month to present a paper on professional development for the Third US-China State/Provincial Education Leaders Dialogue. A day of school visits preceded the dialogue, providing an opportunity to see teacher learning in action. While there were many takeaways from the experience, I […]

Stop Blaming Teachers

Those who scapegoat teachers may have much to gain, but students have much more to lose. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines scapegoat as one that bears the blame for others, or one that is the object of irrational hostility. Those of us in the education profession would define scapegoat […]

Stop Blaming Teachers

Those who scapegoat teachers may have much to gain, but students have much more to lose. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines scapegoat as one that bears the blame for others, or one that is the object of irrational hostility. Those of us in the education profession would define scapegoat […]

25 Of The Most Misunderstood Ideas In Education

There’s a lot of misunderstanding in education, and that makes sense because it’s an ‘industry’ with tremendous external pressure to change but an extraordinary kind of inertia internally that keeps it from doing so. Teaching is also a fundamentally human craft (and learning a fundamentally natural thing) both […]