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Expert’s Corner

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Encouraging Top Science Talent

December 28th, 2010

One Christmas I remember a neighbor got a chemistry set as a gift. He was interested in the set for a few days and then it became the toy that several of us played with for weeks on end. We continued to …

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Transparent Time Management

December 7th, 2010

It is that time of year when we all run out of time. The curriculum gets crunched with concepts we want to cover before vacation and our classes are interrupted with a hundred different events. The secret to holiday sanity and good …

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The World of Nanotechnology

November 16th, 2010

I admit that the tiny world of nanotechnology sounds like so much science fiction that it caught me off guard to find out how much nanotechnology is in our everyday lives. That kind of concept integration should be a part of some …

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ISTE NETS*A Part 2: Digital Age Learning Culture

November 9th, 2010

After two sets of articles on the National Educational Technology Standards for both students and teachers, we embark on my most ambitious series yet: the standards for administrators.  I have been a student most of my life, and I have been a …

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What is IB Art?

November 7th, 2010

    The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. The International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO) is an international educational foundation …

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Remembering Our Essence

October 21st, 2010

There is a story about a stream that flowed around many obstacles until it arrived at a desert.  The stream tried to cross, but its waters disappeared into the sand.  The stream heard a voice.  It said, “The wind crosses the desert. …

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ISTE NETS*A Part 1: Visionary Leadership

October 10th, 2010

After two sets of articles on the National Educational Technology Standards for both students and teachers, we embark on my most ambitious series yet: the standards for administrators.  I have been a student most of my life, and I have been a …

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From Shortage to Glut

September 29th, 2010

I stumbled upon a Newsweek magazine dated October 2, 2000.  The two inch headline posted across the cover posed the question: “Who Will Teach Our Kids?”  Written in smaller print underneath: “Half of All Teachers Will Retire By 2010”.  Well, well, well. …

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The Great Pandemic

September 21st, 2010

A while back a colleague and I did a wonderful unit in which we took kids to a local cemetery and asked them to look at the patterns they saw in the numeric data on the gravestones. As it turns out this …

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Losing Our Edge

September 16th, 2010

In 1992 I decided to write my masters thesis on creativity.  My thesis advisors protested against the topic arguing that assessing creativity was difficult if not impossible.  I proceeded anyway because I felt that the single most important component of an educational …

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ISTE NETS*T Part 5: Engage in Professional Growth and Leadership

August 26th, 2010

This is the fifth in a series of five articles about the NETS*T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers) from ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education).  We are accustomed to thinking about standards for student achievement.  But we can really raise …

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The Great Migration

August 25th, 2010

I was watching the kids in my neighborhood wander in small groups to the bus stop on the annual migration back to school. This made me think of the possibilities in teaching more about animal migrations in my classes. The two are …

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ISTE NETS*T Part 4: Promote and Model Digital Citizenship and Responsibility

July 30th, 2010

This is the fourth in a series of five articles about the NETS*T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers) from ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education).  We are accustomed to thinking about standards for student achievement.  But we can really raise …

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When is a Rolex Like a Work of Art?

July 19th, 2010

Imagine a program, similar to those of the Renaissance, where young artists who wish to refine their craft can have an opportunity to study with a master artist. Individual, one on one training and experience with someone who is considered a luminary …

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Important Questions

July 13th, 2010

When the weather turns warm and the kids next door become tired of what they are doing they turn to neighbors and begin to ask questions. The first question is “what are you doing?” Those who are not teachers would miss this …

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ISTE NETS*T Part 3: Model Digital-Age Work and Learning

July 5th, 2010

This is the third in a series of five articles about the NETS*T (National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers) from ISTE (International Society of Technology in Education).  We are accustomed to thinking about standards for student achievement.  But we can really raise …

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Healthy Eating

July 5th, 2010

I watched a neighbor place a plate of veggies in front of a group of 3rd and 4th graders and then, to my amazement, they attacked it as though it was ice cream.  My neighbor must have noticed because she began to …

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Art and Design

July 5th, 2010

At the 59th street stop on the Number 4 subway, the doors of the train open and release a stream of teens plugged into their ipods, talking and texting on their phones, laughing and joking with each other.  They walk a few …

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Summer Science Fun

June 10th, 2010

I know that the last thing on your mind is what will your students be doing to extend the science learning you have begun. I do think we miss a lot of solid connections and collaboration between those of us in the …

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Seeing Rightly

June 10th, 2010

When I first opened my art studio I was fortunate enough to have a young man who was blind enrolled in classes.  Both he and his twin brother (who was not visually impaired) started classes with me when they were seven.  It …

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