Monthly Archives: February 2015

Block that metaphor! Schools as “factories” pt 1

Reading Darling-Hammond et al. (2014), my attention was caught by a sentence in the introduction, where the authors say that we need to “transform schools from the industrial model of the past to innovative learning systems for the future.”  I suddenly realized that I was … Continue reading

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Standing by principals

Principals are important. They are gatekeepers, cheerleaders, instructional leads, disciplinarians, public relations officers, parent liaisons, upholders of standards, personnel officers…. As the list grows, so does my amazement, admiration, disbelief. How can anyone juggle all that? Of course, over the … Continue reading

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