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Asking the Right Questions...

 

There was a recent article in the Harvard Education Letter about a technique to improve the questioning skills of students.  It explained a process called the Question Formulation Technique.

The article reminded me of two conflicting issues.   First, is allowing students to lead their own learning.…

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Added by Scot Graden on September 17, 2011 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Being the Messenger

As a Superintendent, I am often (daily if not hourly) in the position to communicate bad news. For example, early last week we shared information about a troubling incident involving some of our middle school students. Over the last few weeks I have been able to have lunch with the staff at five of our buildings. Part of having lunch was to talk with staff about how the year was going and part was to share the bad news about what the spring will be like as we establish the budget for…

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Added by Scot Graden on April 10, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Is Blended Learning part of the answer?

There was an article in the recent addition of eSchool News about “blended learning” models being used across the country. While there is no official definition of blended learning, in general, it can be described as an instructional approach that combines both face-to-face and online instruction.… Continue

Added by Scot Graden on December 1, 2010 at 8:45am — No Comments

Turning Children Into Data?

Recently, I read an essay in…

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Added by Scot Graden on September 16, 2010 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Curators needed....

I was checking in on… Continue

Added by Scot Graden on August 22, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

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