How Connected Learning Brought My Family Closer Together

If someone had told me two months ago that a MOOC would bring my family closer together I would have LOL’d at the idea. However, several weeks into my participation in the National Writing Project & Educator Innovator’s Connected Learning MOOC (#CLMOOC), I can tell you that “Connected Learning” has taken on an entirely new…

Do Schools Have Enough Books? An Interview with Meredith Broussard of Stackedup.org

For the third installment of my Educational Thought Leader series, I talked with Meredith Broussard. A former software developer, Broussard is an assistant professor in the Temple University Department of Journalism, where she teaches data journalism.  KJBD: Can you give a brief synopsis of your research on Philly schools? MB: Last year I launched stackedup.org, a site that tries…

What does “trust the process” really mean in teaching?

  This week, my pre-service teachers celebrated the end of their “writing workshop” fieldwork experience with an authors celebration of their fifth graders’ writing. The middle school halls were lined with tables full of poetry, short stories, and magazines. Kids strolled around reading each others’ work and writing endearing messages on comment sheets that the…