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February 24, 2017

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6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader. [4254] What We Can Learn About Using Data from Outside of Education. What Works Can Hurt: Side Effects in Education. Published in Journal of Educational Change, Volume 18, Issue 1, February 2017, Pages 1-19.

What Works Can Hurt: Side Effects in Education

Download Full Article in PDF (personal copy, please do not distribute). This medicine can reduce fever, but it can cause a bleeding stomach. When you buy a medical product, you are given information about both its effects and side effects. But such practice does not exist in education. 4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation” – The Principal of Change. When I talk about “innovation in education”, creativity in schools, or meaningful use of technology, I always begin by saying that nothing I say matters if you do not build relationships in schools.

4 Questions to Lay the Foundation for a “Culture of Innovation” – The Principal of Change

There is no “culture of innovation” if there is no positive culture. It is the foundation of which we build things upon. The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding. When I ask people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.”

The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding: It’s 40 hours a week, well paid, and intellectually challenging. We Are Responsible for All Readers. “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

We Are Responsible for All Readers

-Audre Lorde “...teaching the excitement and love of a subject, in addition to the so-called content of the subject, is the responsibility of the specialist, the teacher who has made a life and career out of teaching literature.” -Michael Clay Thompson When I began teaching, I believed I was obligated to expose my students to as much classic literature as possible. I was convinced that reading these texts was the only way to ensure my students studied and analyzed rigorous literature.