EduCon 2.6 Conference Notes

I’ve been keeping notes of a lot of the sessions I’ve been attending here at EduCon Philly this weekend. Below are google-doc links to the notes. I’ll update this post with other session notes as I write them and then post a summary of the the event in my next post. Session 1: Engaging as…

Transformative Teacher Profile #2: Meenoo Rami

This week I profile the inspiring, invigorating and incredibly inter-connected Meenoo Rami. Meenoo has been teaching in the School District of Philadelphia since 2006.  At SLA, she teaches English to 11th and 12th grade students.  Mixing moments of joy, laughter, risk and encouragement Meenoo pushes her students to think critically about their connection to the…

Transformative Teacher Profile #1: Sam Reed III

In recent years, public school teachers have increasingly become the focus of criticism and blame by the media and politicians regarding school quality, re-directing our gaze from the true problems at hand in public schools (inequity, lack of funding, and lack of education-oriented leadership) and making the work of the teacher seem rote and impersonal.…