Blog

I write all over the place, but I’ll try to keep a running list of things here. Depending on your preferences, you can find things I write on Medium, Twitter, and Facebook…yeah, I know, but that’s where the people are.

  • Innovation in Education
    Innovation isn’t just a buzzword, I mean, it is, but not to me and the work I do. It’s a concept that has been studied for decades. It can be planned purposefully. Innovation isn’t technology. It’s about new or enhanced ways of doing things that result in a measurable benefit. Innovations can be things like having washers and dryers at schools for kids to… Continue reading Innovation in Education
  • Why Grades are Bullshit
    I hate things that are pointless. I mean, what’s the purpose of these subjective numbers we use to assign value to a task? They do not mean anything. Letter grades do not even really mean anything. A student who is going to do well in my class gets an A, a student who just wants a credit gets a D. There isn’t really too… Continue reading Why Grades are Bullshit
  • Differences Between Distance Learning and Online Learning
    In response to those who are seeking information about the difference between what districts are doing with their Distance Learning plans vs. what is offered through a state certified online provider it is important to recognize what a district’s and family’s goals are for their learners. The following is meant to clarify what is meant by specific practices, terms, and objectives. Distance learning is… Continue reading Differences Between Distance Learning and Online Learning
  • What’s Next for Education?
    So, the world of education and school boards around the country failed miserably in their responses to the COVID-19 shutdowns. They still are. Even after all we know about good instructional design, there were no massive calls for teacher trainings, or non-voter approved levies to bring in teachers over the summer of 2020 to learn how to teach online. Many went for the free… Continue reading What’s Next for Education?