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More Learning Resources As You Plan the Post-COVID Future

Here is another trove of resources you might want to share with your teams as you plan for both the fall, and for the longer-term impacts we will certainly feel from the pandemic: Education Re-entry: https://chiefsforchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CFC-TheReturn_5-13-20.pdf InfusingSEL https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/three_keys_to_infusing_sel_into_what_you_already_teach Family Wellness: https://www.washoeschools.net/distancelearning Supporting Community: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/dse/health/covid19/supstucovid19/MDE032385 Virtual Portfolio Defense Tools https://envisionlearning.org/introducing-two-more-virtual-portfolio-defense-tools/ Performance Assessments: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/product/promise-performance-assessments-report Remote Learning Plans: [...]

By | 2020-05-22T15:51:57+00:00 May 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Using a Crisis to Win the Future

In February, 1943, poorly trained and untested units of the American Army were roundly defeated by German and Italian forces in the Battle of Kasserine Pass in North Africa.  Allied forces were pushed back more than 50 miles and suffered large casualties.  It was a grim first entrance into the European war theater for the [...]

By | 2020-04-02T19:01:31+00:00 April 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There Is No “One Source”: Welcome To the Cognitosphere

The new normal you are experiencing is not new, but has been "becoming normal" for many years. I first used the term "cognitosphere" in about 2008 to describe the rapidly-growing global neuro-network that increasingly connects everyone in the world who has access to the internet.  Others have called this system the "metaverse" or other made-up [...]

Education Equity Exacerbated By Covid-19

The Covid-19 crisis is shining a huge new spotlight on inequities in K-12 education.  Every school and district in America, and many around the world, are racing to figure out how to educate children and prepare adults during long-term closures.  The range of problems is enormous, from access to technology, support for students with learning [...]

Don’t Waste Finding a New Normal

I have been in several virtual chats over the last few days as edu-leaders think about managing their schools during the shut down, and about the lessons we need to learn for a new-normal long-term outlook. A couple of big takeaways: We are in a war; FINALLY even Washington is starting to "get it". This [...]

By | 2020-03-22T15:12:41+00:00 March 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

What This Pandemic Should REALLY Teach Us

Feeling queasy?  Cautious, uncertain, even a bit of fear? Many of us have been shouting that we are living in a rapidly changing world, and last week American found out what that really means.  For several decades we have myopically believed that "rapidly changing" had something to do with technology, and Moore's Law; that the [...]

By | 2020-03-15T01:49:28+00:00 March 14th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Covid-19 Is a Wake-Up Call to Respect Science

If there is a silver lining to Covid-19 (and we won't know either the trajectory of the virus or the potential for a silver lining for quite some time) it might be a smack-in-the-face wake-up call that science is more important than political ideology when it comes to really important things. This is not a [...]

By | 2020-03-12T18:30:35+00:00 March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments