This year I was fortunate enough to be selected for the first ever OKMath-OKSci Leadership Academy, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Department of Education.  So far, the group of 44 math and science educators has met for three weekend retreats to focus on creativity and innovation, leadership and educational philosophies, and professional growth.  But this […]

Whose Standards Count?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the history and the future of public education, and more specifically the shaping of that future. It’s clear that testing and accountability are driving the current reform movement, and standards are the latest vehicle, but whose standards are at the wheel? A few months ago I applied and […]

Stitching Lessons to Common Core

Is it true what they say? Does absence make the heart grow fonder? I’m not sure about all that. What I’m sure of is that during a three-week absence from posting, I’ve accumulated a lot of possible topics and am now faced with a dilemma. Should I reflect on the two books I just read—one […]