Technology — To Be or Not to Be: A Personal Connection

My recent personal reflections have all been about technology.  I have struggled to get on board with all of the things my colleagues are enjoying.  I have tried Facebook, My Space, blogging, wikis, Diigo, and Chatzy.  None of these have made a life changing impact...

Will Our Students Sink or Swim?

Have you ever wormed your arm inside a catfish hole on the bottom of a lake? Have you ever used your bare hands as bait to blindly catch a fish? If so, you have been noodling. If you are still having a hard time picturing the game of fishing without using a rod and...

Lights off…Brains ON!

I suspect that all across America, much like in my schools in the Kentucky/Indiana region, overhead projector bulbs are finally burning out and the equipment is being replaced with newer, more engaging technology like document projectors, interactive whiteboards, and...

Doing WELL and Doing GOOD by Doing ART (Part II)

In my last post, I talked about new research in arts education conducted by UCLA researcher Dr. James Catterall. His new book, Doing WELL and Doing GOOD by Doing ART was published in early October 2009 and is a 12-year longitudinal study of education in the visual and...