Earning, Learning & the Currency of Schools

“Congratulations! You earned an ‘A+’!” “You have all worked hard and earned these diplomas.” “You gave me an ‘A’?” “No. I didn’t give you an ‘A’. You earned it.” We Continue Reading →

The Cupboard Metaphor – Does Your School Equip Chefs or Consumers of Processed Foods?

I’m not a resourceful cook. When I am looking for something to eat, I usually opt for plain vegetables, fruit, nuts, baked fish or chicken, or items that requires little Continue Reading →

What are the cigarettes of contemporary education?

I just finished listening to a talk from Mike Feinberg (co-founder of KIPP Charter Schools) at the Education Innovation Summit. ┬áIn one of his last slides, he showed a black Continue Reading →

What is Your Teaching Metaphor?