Searching for REAL Meaning from Education

What a whirlwind I’ve experienced since my last post. I’ve gotten a new position in a different industry and have really had the chance to see what’s going on outside of “school”. Learning institutions are often insolated from the real world, and in my new position, I am seeing the other side of learning – … Continue reading Searching for REAL Meaning from Education

College and Career Ready?

College and career ready? Are we really teaching the necessary skills kids need for their futures? Studies of business costs resulting from employee behavior show significant losses due to miscommunication (Sanders, 2017). It's entirely possible schools will need to change their focus if they genuinely want students to succeed. In her 2017 article, Sanders mentions … Continue reading College and Career Ready?

Looking Back to See the Future: a reflection

 The Impact of Significant Learning Environments Reflecting on the past is only useful for lamenting regrets and assessing one’s potential for change. My experience in the DLL program has given me cause to reflect upon both. Of course, I have no regrets except that I didn’t find the program sooner - although it probably didn’t … Continue reading Looking Back to See the Future: a reflection

Publishing the Truth

Evidence-Based Learning Society demands evidence, especially in education. Are we hearing the truth? Are schools checking the validity of data? I doubt it. Data is driving curriculum, teaching methods, and technology integration options. Are these choices actually helping kids learn better? Without reliable information, we may never know.   If you are hoping to contribute to … Continue reading Publishing the Truth