Monthly Archives: May 2013

Leapfrogging

I hated learning piano. I hated learning French. I loved learning to ride a bike. Billy Kopecky held onto the seat of my Huffy Thunder Road at the top of a hill and let go. I turned the wheel, went … Continue reading

Posted in Stephen Dexter | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

No Penalty

Every year at about this time I spend days and days preparing a week long course for international principals on assessment leadership, scouring the latest research, reading, reviewing all my notes and experiences from recent visits to dozens of international … Continue reading

Posted in Bambi Betts | 1 Comment

You Lose!

“Of course you don’t know. You don’t know because only I know. If you knew and I didn’t know, then you’d be teaching me instead of me teaching you – and for a student to be teaching his teacher is … Continue reading

Posted in Stephen Dexter | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What is my Personal, Plausible Future in Education?

This post was originally posted on: http://expatteacherman.com/ “It is better to conquer yourself than to win a thousand battles. Then the victory is yours. It cannot be taken from you, not by angels or by demons, heaven or hell“ Buddha I … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Mernin | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Failing Forward

So I was listening to a great podcast the other day, which talked about the opportunity that we have as educators to redefine the word “failure” with our students, and the responsibility that we have as mentors to change the … Continue reading

Posted in Daniel Kerr | Leave a comment

Why I Teach

“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” -Andy Rooney “I have come to believe that a great … Continue reading

Posted in Barry Mernin | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Write makes Might

“We all live with the objective of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.” (A. Frank) I waited in line for two hours in the rain with my family this past weekend in Amsterdam to see … Continue reading

Posted in Stephen Dexter | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Defining Moments

So this week I’d like to talk a little bit about the defining moments in a student’s life, as well as the kind of “learning” that I believe to be the most profound, impactful, and enduring throughout a student’s education. … Continue reading

Posted in Daniel Kerr | Leave a comment