Aesthetics: Taking Time to Notice

Aesthetics: Taking Time to Notice

Recently I visited the Denver Art Museum and had an experience that has stayed with me. It was the Red, White and Bold: Masterworks of Navajo Design, 1840-1870 exhibition of Navajo chief blankets. An arresting aesthetic experience. What made it that way- why does it...
Technology for All Seasons: Learning Leads the Way

Technology for All Seasons: Learning Leads the Way

When I was asked recently to write an article on behalf of CTL for the Southeast Education Network’s online SEEN publication, it didn’t take long to settle on a topic: Technology, technology, technology. Educators talk about it, ask about it, think about...
Makeover a Classroom in a Weekend

Makeover a Classroom in a Weekend

Recently I attended a conference session where the principal provided an overview of how her school pays attention to student centered classrooms. Early into her session, I heard her say that she conducts a “visual walkthrough” in every classroom before the school...
Parent Engagement Revisited

Parent Engagement Revisited

In June, I posted a blog about college going and parent engagement. The posting explored several related topics: fostering student aspirations, involving parents in promoting college going, and ensuring responsiveness to parent and student needs.  It also pointed to...