From the New York Times – Colleges helping students deal with these questions: What does it mean to live a good life? What about a productive life? How about a happy life? How might I think about these ideas if the answers conflict with one another? And how do I use my time here at college to build on the answers to these tough questions?
Despite what you decide to do about smartphone use at school, it’s time for K-12 schools to start thinking about adding social media training for students. Some school districts already have mandatory classes based on approved curriculums and there are lots of great resources out there to help put something together.
From Bo Adams – What if “students” created the courses – at least some of the courses – offered at school? What if those courses were the kind that many people would describe as “the most rigorous” a school offers? This is innovation.
From Richard Byrne – If you can get students blogging early in the year, you can build momentum for the rest of the school year. Here are five things that you could have students blog about in the first week of school.
I feel blessed to be an educator. I have had the good fortune of working as an English teacher, an Assistant Principal, a Principal and an Assistant Superintendent. I currently serve as the Assistant Superintendent of Burlington Public Schools (MA).
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