6 Proven Ways to Spot an Emotional Intelligent Leader.  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.
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.
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.”
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.”
-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.