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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

April 8, 2010
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Bloom’s Taxonomy and Dan Pink

I was asked once by a colleague to relate Dan Pink’s Right-Brain aptitudes to Bloom’s taxonomy.  To be honest I have always preferred to apply Bloom’s Taxonomy through the verbs that are usually associated with his work.  My colleague and I threw out as many verbs as we could remember, and I wrote them on…

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How Millennial Are You?

February 26, 2010
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How Millennial Are You?

So we can’t be all work all the time.  I ran into this online quiz about the Millennials.  Since I have been hearing so much about the differences between this generation and all others, I thought I would give it a try. I landed smack in the middle of Gen-X.

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Education Week: Study Links Rise in Test Scores to Nations’ Output

February 25, 2010
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After attending a Career and Technical Education training this week I started to look around for some data.  And even after two days of facts and figures, this article stood out to me. Economists have tied actual GDP numbers to improving education.  Something that we all felt was true, but here are some hard figures…

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New Plan Would Let High Schoolers Graduate Early – NYTimes.com

February 20, 2010
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Wow!  This would be quite a change in our educational system.  I’m not sure how I feel about it, but I can see some of the advantages. According to the article,  schools would no longer be held to “seat time” or credits to graduate high school students.  Instead students would take a battery of tests…

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KC TechNet and Benjamin Wilkoff

February 14, 2010
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KC TechNet and Benjamin Wilkoff

This past Friday I had the honor of being a presenter at the annual KC TechNet conference.  I conducted a morning session over implementing Dan Pink’s 21st Century skills from A Whole New Mind into the classroom.  The session went extremely well, and I think that the participants left with a great framework for implementing…

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Teacher, Revised

December 28, 2009
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Teacher, Revised

This is a really interesting project that I found while I was looking through some education blogs.  As you think about Dan Pink’s Meaning aptitude from AWNM, this site gives you a resource for returning to your own personal sense of meaning.  Teachers have a strong sense of meaning in their lives, but you definitely…

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Is a US Brain Drain on the Horizon? | YaleGlobal Online Magazine

December 20, 2009
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Is a US Brain Drain on the Horizon? | YaleGlobal Online Magazine

Consider these statistics: 25% of all new technology companies in the United States have an Indian or Chinese immigrant as a founding partner. Patent filings by immigrants make up between 60-72% of filings from major technology companies. Now…what happens when future immigrants end up staying in their native country and not moving to the U.S.?

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Film raises troubling questions about U.S. students – USATODAY.com

December 19, 2009
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Johnny Bunko Rules!

June 9, 2009
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Johnny Bunko Rules!

Daniel Pink’s book, Johnny Bunko, is an insightful, fresh look at careers and issues facing young and old. Even as a Generation X-er, I appreciate the book. I’ve recommended it to countless people and have yet to hear a bad word about it. Great stuff! If you want a good, quick overview of the book,…

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Book Review: Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice

May 21, 2009
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Book Review: Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice

Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice By: Patricia Wolfe As I continue to read about Brain-compatible learning, this book has helped me to get a firmer grasp of some of the research and how that research can be implemented in my classroom. The book itself is broken into three parts. Part I provides an…

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