The Time Magazine Cover is Misleading: Here is what you should be more concerned with than teacher tenure

A few things about the November 2014 Time Magazine cover that claims that “It’s nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher.” 1) That is simply not true. Tenure is there so that if a teacher is fired they get to know why and have a chance to tell their side of the story. It’s there … Continue reading

MisEducation Nation 2011

I just finished a class for my International/Intercultural Education Master’s program and we watched a panel called “MisEducation Nation” that captivated me.  This panel was in response to the annual Education Nation Town Hall that is held by NBC.  The video is a bit long, but I hope you will find it as interesting as … Continue reading

New JET Departure Reception in Florida 2011

It’s a little late, but we said goodbye to the Florida JETs a few months ago at a reception at the consul general’s residence in Miami.   This followed a training and question session and was a time to wish the JETs best of luck in their new job and adventure. As the president of the … Continue reading

Can Video Reinvent Education?

Salman Khan thinks so. Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.  From Ted.com.

Fighting Bullying With Babies – NYTimes.com

The typical institutional response to bullying is to get tough. In the Tyler Clementi case, prosecutors are considering bringing hate-crime charges. But programs like the one I want to discuss today show the potential of augmenting our innate impulses to care for one another instead of just falling back on punishment as a deterrent. And … Continue reading