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Link’n’Blogs – 8.18.17 – The Coldest Calls


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A follow up (and an important one) to last week’s Link’n’BlogThe Junior Senator in his terrific blog Socratic Review, posted his thoughts (and a couple more articles) about grading, cold calling and the manner in which we in education may wish to re-think, well, pretty much all that we are doing. Take a look by clicking the photo below.

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Link’n’Blogs – 8.11.17 – No Grades, No Failing


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A good friend of mine shared this article on his Facebook wall this week. It touched on any number of themes in education of which I have been lately thinking. I am not sure I agree with the entire article, but I am sure that the majority of our educational system and thinking is in CRITICAL need of a revamp… click the photo below to read the New York Times article “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry” by Kyle Spencer.

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Link’n’Blogs – 5.19.17 – Here Comes the Sun… in Space


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  • What You Need to Know about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
  • iPhone Mystery – INCREDIBLE Story
  • STEAM-Rolled?

I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

My good friend, The Esteemed Educational Consultant has done it again. On his terrific blog Principal Liner Notes: Education Reflections, he has broadened our horizons while writing about the Beatles. Sean Gaillard is an educational leader of great talents. Take a look by clicking the link below.

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Link’n’Blogs – 4.21.17 – STEAM-Rolled?


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

The push for STEAM and STEM is a good thing. Right? Well, according to this piece in the Atlantic Monthly, we should be a little careful, especially when we think about educating young women… Click the image, friends, and read on.

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Link’n’Blogs – 1.20.17: RIGOR! MORTIS? AND THE TRADITIONAL JESUIT EDUCATION


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

I am blessed to have many, many friends in the education game, friends who are far more intelligent than I. One of them is Jim Broderick King whom I have referred to on this blog as “the Magister.” He is also the mythical “Best” Friend we all should be so blessed to have. His reflections here are critical, considered and correct. Happy to have read them, happy to know him.

RIGOR! MORTIS? AND THE TRADITIONAL JESUIT EDUCATION

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Me and Jim Broderick King almost a decade ago. Friends then, friends now. 

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Link’n’Blogs – 1.6.17 – Pretty Testy


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

If you are worried about standardized testing (and you should be), this article… well, this article won’t make you feel any better, but it’s an important read. Thanks very much to my friend The Junior Senator for pointing this one out.

I Can’t Answer These Texas Standardized Test Questions About My Own Poems

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Link’n’Blogs – 10.21.16 – American Schools Preparing Students for a World That Doesn’t Exist


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

This article from WIRED.com is very scary. In educational circles, one hears this theory – that our system is woefully behind the times when it comes to preparing students. Unfortunately, WIRED agrees.

Preparing Students for a World That Doesn’t Exist

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