The Day of National Blogging for Real Education Reform was an outstanding success in many ways, and it continues beyond November 22. While this post was originally set up to archive the links, some organization quickly became necessary. The links are now mostly alphabetical by title, but a few have been brought forward–the reflections on the day and the response by Secretary Arne Duncan as well as responses to him. Student voices are also near the top as they are our clients and why we are blogging for real reform. Thank you, students for participating!
An incredible appreciation goes to my superintendent and Ira Socol for devising this original idea on Twitter, to Tom Whitby for picking it up and running with it on October 17, 2010, to Eric MacKnight for archiving the first set of blogs, and to Becky Fisher for thinking up the hashtag, #blog4reform.
And, as always, thanks to the innumerable behind the scenes folks who have supported this day–the amazing, passionate, dedicated educators who give their all in the classrooms and to each other every day in so many unrecognized ways. Co-op Catalyst writers get a special appreciative hug for all of their support of this post and their thoughtful and thought-provoking conversations!
Thanks, also, to the parents, community members and organizations who lent a hand and shared as well. Without you, we would have a much harder time.
Please continue to add your blog4reform links to the comments below and they will be added to this archive. As we have time, we’ll add the blog authors as Ira Socol has done on his list.
The Blog4Reform Daily our newspaper
Imagine. November 22, 2010 Pam Moran
Reform Revolution From The Ground Up Dave Britten
Revolutions Start With One Steven Anderson
What #Blog4Reform Did For Me Dave Meister
Selected Quotes from #blog4reform Blog Posts BerkshireCat
Arne Duncan responds: Making Real Progress on School Reform
Duncan’s response to #blog4reform in wordle
Responses To Secretary Duncan:
To Secretary Duncan Chad Sansing
Arne Duncan and The Blog For Reform Day Kari Dalane
Secretary Duncan: Here is What Divides Us Anthony Cody
Web 2.0 tools used for blog4reform:
A wordle on Ira’s list and this site
Voices for Reform-add your voice to this voicethread on school reform
Twitter Transcript (on google docs)
Student Voices in response to: Should We be Good At School? Tony Baldisaro
- Should We Be Good at School?
- Do I have to be good in school in order to be successful?
- Amanda 2.0 Should We Be Good at School?
- should we be good at school?
- Should We Be Good At School?
- Education Reform
- Should We Be Good At School?
21st Century Education is the Real Reform (VIDEO) Carolyn Foote
$120,000 for 20 Years of Service? Toby Buffenbarger
10 Elements of Good Education Dana Bennis
10 Essential Keys to Education Reform SaraJean
10 Keys to Real Education Reform Sara Schmidt
3 Common Obstacles to Change—and How to Avoid Each Alan M. Blankstein
44 Words Which Bear Repeating Richard Lakin
8 Conditions That Make It Happen The Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations
9 Questions for Reflective School Reform Leaders Peter Pappas
a humble reform John T. Spencer
A Mission From The Heart Walt Sutterlin
A moment for education Garden337
A New Vision for Students in School Reform Adam Fletcher
A Proud Papa-21st Century Learning William Brannick
A Teaching Degree Does Not Make a Teacher Mrs. Ripp
All This Talk of Reform is Making Me Cranky Deven Black
America’s Next Best Teacher Mr. Zimmer
An Appreciative Vision Lani Hall
An Awakening of Sorts Marla McLean Atelierista
And I’m Not Saying There’s Only One Way Cian Sawyer
Are We Preparing Developers or Producers? Chad Ratliff
Beep, Beep, Doot, Doot, Doot Chad Sansing
Education for Profit and Its Nexus with the DPVA Decision KathyinBlacksburg
Blogging for Real Education Change STELLAPORTO
Blogging For Real Education Reform Bill Ferriter
Blogging for Real Reform Dougpete
Blogging for Real Reform Today: My Rants and Praises Shelley
Blogging for Real Reform: Name Your Reform Eric Juli
Blogging For Reform–First Let’s Fire All The Teachers Alice Mercer
Changing Structures Ira David Socol
Changing The Way(s) We Always Do Things In Public Schools Mike Lubelfeld
Computer Based Math-the Silver Bullet for Education JonathanMartin
Creative Courage – Blogging for Real Reform Rick Glass
Critical Time to Truly Make Change Happen Stephanie
Crude & Awkward: Educational Forms & Teacher 2.0 Devon Adams
Data and Collaboration Milena
Day of National Blogging For Real Educational Reform Michael Barbour
Day of Blogging on Education Reform David Finkle
DeSchooling Education Damian Bariexca
Describing Teacher-Run Schools Ted Kolderie and Joe Graba
Document-share-reflect Monika Hardy
Don’t Be Stingy or, Forming a Grassroots Organization to Save Public Education Miss Shuganah
Drowning in shallow water”: How can we deepen literacy instruction? Corrie H. Kelly
Ed Reform – Critical Time To Truly Make Change Happen Stephanie
Education Deconstructed IceApple
Education Doesn’t Need Any More Nip Tuck: Our Normal Approach Is Useless Here Kelly Tenkely
Education for Sane Planetary Citizenship Adam Burk
Education Leaders Identify Top 10 Components of Personalized Learning ASCD
Education Needs Reflective Educators Shelly Terrell
Education Needs Reflective Educators 2 Greta
Education Reform For The Future of our Children Stephanie
Education Reform is Re-establishing, Redefining and Retooling : 2¢ Worth David Warlick
Education Reform Tragedy, and Catharsis David B Cohen
Educational Dilemma – What’s Important? Ryan Woods
Educational Reform – changing the way(s) in which we always do things in public schools… Mike Lubelfeld
Effective at What? Effective for Whom? Becky Fisher
Empower Students Kevin Hodgson
ePortfolios Will Be Central to the New-Form Dan McGuire
Even on IDEA’s 35th, Special Ed Dollars Aren’t Free Rick Hess
Evolving as a Leader Kimberly Eggett
Excellent Educational Model-WPI’s Plan David Andrade
Expanded Learning? Extended Learning? Let’s Just Make Sure There’s More Quality Learning Ron Fairchild
Experience doesn’t matter? Mel Riddle
Experience Matters Magistra Mahoney
From Drift to Shift: Celebrating the Transformation of Education Walter McKenzie
Get Rid of the “Students as Widgets” Mentality Anne O’Brien
Go Beyond the Four Walls of the ClassroomMichael Thornton
God Bless Elementary School Teachers Chris Fancher
Golf, Procedural Knowledge, and Ed Reform Ann Etchison
Governor Elect Brown: Please remove Ben Austin from the State Board of Education Robert Skeels
Gowalla and the virtual geography of learning Chad Sansing
Grassroots School Reform- Keep It Local Jeff Delp
How can (I, you, we) work toward ed reform? Jeremy Lenzi
How to Effect Change Karen
If we were really serious about educational technology Scott McLeod
IMAGINING THE GAMES-BASED CLASSROOM Chad Sansing
Incompetent Teachers or Dysfunctional Systems? Fix the system to support the teachers David Andrade
Information vs. Knowledge Lee Skallerup Bessette
Innovate Through Connected Adjacencies Saul Kaplan
It is about Relationships, Stupid David Loitz
It’s Time for Serious Discussions About What Works in Schools A Evans
Justifying Injustices Tom Altpeter
Keeping What’s Important in Focus Pam Lowe
KIPP Should Change Its Name To CIPP: Updated Marc Dean Millot
Learning For Pleasure-Seriously! Yoon Lim
Less Failure Does Not Equal More Success Stuart Singer
Life Lessons Milena
Loosen Up Your Hold On Classroom Management Lyn Hilt
Meet Me in the Middle David Britten
Mind the Gap Shelley Krause
Mixed Messages Heidi Haas Gable
My blog4reform suggestions ITeachQ
My Ideas for School Improvement Rachel Haen
My Inner Pollyanna’s Ed Reform Blue Sky Jason Flom
My Kind of Blended Adrianne Stone
My Vision for a Transformed Education Kristan Morrison
National Day of Blogging for Ed Reform: How Would I Change Education?
National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform Chris Fancher
New Federal Ed Tech Plan–More Ed than Tech Bob Farrace
New Vision for Students in School
NO, #REFORM IS NOT “TRENDING” David Timony
Normalcy of Public Schools Lauralee Moss
Obsessing over education Nicole Pelton
On Education Reform: Equity Eric Brunsell
One educational reform I would like to see Teacher Ken
One Model Does Not Fit All The Education Traveler
One parent’s story of one school Tamar Wyschograd
Overlooking the Obvious Bob Sprankle
Parent/Family Engagement Matters Myrdin Thompson
Passion Driven Conversations David Truss
Passion Drives Us Eric Sheniger
PDK’s Commitment Bill Bushaw
Planting… or Uncovering… Brilliance Paula White
Please, take this personally… Walt Sutterlin
Positive Reform: Making it Happen Dave Meister
Power of Integrated Curriculum LeeAnn
Preventing Reading Learning Disabilities Vanessa Peters
Privileging Beautiful Work: Give Change a Chance Mary Ann Reilly
Re-Inventing The Learning Process: Really? Stephen Hurley
Real Ed Reform Edurebel
Real Reform Laura Thomas
Real Reform Begins With Raising Expectations David Britten
Real Reform Goes Backward Michael Kaechele
Reform Education: Get Rid of the “Students as Widgets” Mentality Anne O’Brien
Reform education – one classroom at a time Tyler Trice
Reform Through Action David Wees
Reform Your Perceptions of Geography and “Salvation” Gregory Hill
Reformers Without Chalk On Their Hands Mindsteps
Research+Classroom Application = Real Ed Reform Deanna Senn
Ryan’s Recipe 4 Reform Ryan J. Wassink
School Funding and the Kindness of Strangers Julie Woestehoff
Schools a third way Charlie Sutherland
Science for 21st-Century Students Frank Noschese
Sharing Ideas in Teaching Gail Paulin
Six Reasons We’re Grateful to Teachers R Jackson
Should We Force Students to Learn? Or How Can we Change Schools to Engage Students? David Andrade
Slow Down and Take a Step Back Steven Anderson
So Close and Yet So Far Bill Ivey
Student’s Insights David Keane
Sub-a-Dub-Dub Nancy Flanagan
Take the Power Back: Teacher-Run Schools Mary Beth Hertz
Taking Charge of Our Profession (Again) Renee Moore
Taking The Plunge Shelley Wright
Teacher Evaluation Steve Barkley
Teachers and Education Policy: Two Voices in Dialogue: Part 1 – Living in Dialogue – Education Week Teacher Anthony Cody
Teachers Must be Part of the Conversation on Education Policy Megan Allen
Teaching Teachers To Be Global Educators-an Inquiry Approach Zoe Branigan-Pipe
Technology Training for Teachers – The Right Way Tony Baket
Ten Simple Strategies for Re-engaging Students Andrew Marcinek
Testing is Destroying Our Schools Bill Ferriter
The Best Lists on School Reform Larry Ferlazzo
The “New Normal” of Sec. Duncan Adrianne Stone
The Collective Individual Casey Corrona
The corporate takeover of American schools Paul Thomas
The Passion Bug Is Spreading. Have You Ever Caught It? Kyle Pace
The Rule of Law Dave Britten
The relationship between school building conditions and student achievement at the middle school level in the Commonwealth of Virginia Calvin Bullock
The Same Thing Over and Over Rick Hess
The Third Technology Ira David Socol
THE THIRD UNION Chad Sansing
The trend for appointing CEOs to top ed jobs Mike Klonsky
The Wait Is Over Sean Slade
The WHAT, WHY, and HOW of Education Reformation Chris Fritz
The World Becomes What You Teach: Transforming Our Education Systems to Graduate Solutionaries for a Better World Institute for Humane Education
There ain’t no right way to do wrong Sabrina So How Can We Do Right?
There is NO Magic Bullet; Superman Does Not Exist Zeb Bassoon
Thinking about Change David Truss
Those That Inspire… Teach Cathy Brophy
Time for Schools to Stop Damaging Children Ruth Bettelheim
To everything there is a season… except learning Jon Becker
To Improve Teaching, Put Teachers in Charge Carrie Bakken
Transform to Reform Paula Naugle
Transformation Plan, Designing Backwards David Loitz
Trust Me Mark Ahlaness
U.S.: National Blogging for Real Education Reform Milton Ramirez
Unfettered Educational Reform – examine every possibility Jeff Delp
Using Data & Mae West are Connected? #1: It’s Not What You’ve Got; It’s What You Do With What You’ve Got Diana Nunnaley
We Stand Beside Them and Learn Ann Leaness
What #edcamp has to teach us about PD; A Letter to Administrators Dan Callahan
What I Want for Reform Michelle Baldwin
What I Want From My Union Tyler Rice
What is Content? Chris Liebig
What Is Our Purpose? Bonitadee
What Postman & Weingartner said about Ed Reform Bill Gx
What We Can Do—New Teachers Chris Lehmann
What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying Cathleen Richardson
Whatever Happened to Promoting Student Ownership and Responsibility? Sabrina
Who is Responsible for Failing Schools and Students? Everyone! David Andrde
Who Says Our Way Is The Right Way? Jeff Jarvis
Why I Left Teaching: A Personal Example for the Ed Reform Movement Emily Starr
Why Libraries are the Future of School Shullamuth
Win the Battle Lyn Hilt
Yeah, Maybe It’s ALL about Finland Sarah Puglisi
Zombies are attacking! Ready the children! EdReformPR
Online Media talking about Blog4Reform:
Bloggers Get Fired Up Over Education Reform
(added by David Loitz) What an amazing day! Over 2,300 hits for Real Transformation in Education Reform! Keep the conversation going!
Added November 18, 2010:
November 22, 2010 has been declared a Day of National Blogging for Real Education Reform, promoted by AASA andASCD. ASCD has gathered 10 articles, in advance of Monday’s Day of National Blogging, in The New Faces of Ed Reformthat discuss reforming education with teachers as leaders and partners in meaningful, lasting change.
I can’t wait to see Monday’s collective voices blogging for positive educational reform. Many blog posts have lamented the fact that educator voices are often left out of the conversations about the future of schools. Many state that the future is here and we simply need to embrace it. Others say we need to embrace contemporary tools to help our students learn in school as well as they do out of it. Many see learning and schooling as not equitable, and some examine how we can better support student learning. National organizations are urging us as educators to add our voices to the cacophony and use our passion, our expertise, our visionary leadership to forge the way and be heard as a united group advocating for positive reform for our students–for meaningful learning and for lasting understanding of growth needs for our educational system.
Original Post of You Want Ideas? We Have Ideas! :
A blogging challenge has been set forth for November 22, 2010, to blog for real educational reform. Tom Whitby had also set forth one for October 17 and the blogs are listed here. Please share your ideas then add your blog link on November 22 to the comments here. We’ll compile them into this blog so they will be accessible to all, just as Eric Macknight did for October 17. Join us in sharing your vision, browse the list and come read the Co-op’s posts for even more!
Hi, I’m just getting my blog off the ground, but I’d love to add it to the list:
Cool. I look forward to reading more, Paula – thank you!
looking forward to reading the articles and blogs. click4biology Blog
So glad I stumbled across this information:
Looking forwarding to posting a blog on Nov 22nd re: teaching Black children to read.
in the meantime: here is a link regarding teaching kids how to prevent reading disabilities:
Regards, Vanessa Peters, Peoria IL
Thanks for the push, Paula –
Here is my link https://coopcatalyst.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/beep-beep-doot-doot-doot/.
Thanks, also, to everyone contributing to the transformation of our schools and work!
Here’s my contribution, Paula:
Thanks for coordinating our posts,
My contribution to the National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform.
I hope I am doing the html right.
Don’t Be Stingy or, Forming a Grassroots Organization to Save Public Education
Thanks, Colonel B and Deb, for the links to your posts!
Thanks, Paula. I decided to post under MissShuganah, because I am not sure how many people connect me with first name of Deb or Debbie, but they will definitely remember my Twitter handle.
Going back to my first Co-op post, https://coopcatalyst.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/education-for-sane-planetary-citizenship/
Thanks for all of your work on this Paula, I know its a lot.
Here we are http://speedchange.blogspot.com/2010/11/changing-structure-blogging-for-real.html
My post for the day: http://philly-teacher.blogspot.com/2010/11/take-power-back-teacher-run-schools.html
I have been blogging about my life lessons learned from being an assistant principal trying to make a difference.
Would love to hear from people / learn from others about the topics we are struggling with / working on in our school.
Here’s my post for the national day of blogging: http://edutechmusings.blogspot.com/2010/11/national-day-of-blogging-for-real.html
I blog at Magistra’s Musings: http://magistram.wordpress.com/
I’ll be posting: “Experience Matters”
I can also be found as @MagistraM on Twitter
Here’s my post for the National Dayof Blogging For Read Education Reform
Thanks for compiling. We will be the change agents!
My contribution, entitled “So Close and yet So Far,” is at http://bit.ly/bpe68b. Thanks for organizing this!
My blog is also fairly new, but I hope to be ramping things up more in the next few weeks, and I’ll definitely participate in Monday’s event. http://www.educationis.info, check it out
I have just posted my entry in this event at Daily Kos
It has the title “One educational reform I would like to see”
and can be read at this link
Here is my contribution for this Blogging for Reform day.
“Reform Through Action” http://davidwees.com/content/reform-through-action
Here is our contribution for this Blogging for Reform day, Education Needs Reflective Educators. This was a collaborative project with Greta Sandler!
We’re blogging today & often about Using Data for Meaningful Change.
New blog post today:
Mae West & Using Data Are Connected? Comments on Washington Post ed blog “Data, My New Dirty Word” (1st in a 3-part series) http://usingdata.wordpress.com
Future blogs will include a How-To Series on using a method called 4-Phase Dialog to drill from numbers to meaning to action.
My post is up at: http://mizmercer.edublogs.org/2010/11/21/blogging-for-reform-first-lets-fire-all-the-teachers/
Here’s my second post regarding ed reform:
Do we put our links to our posts here?
Yep, Yours is added! Thanks!
Just posted for #Edreform: Those that Inspire…teach
Adding mine to the list- “Drowning in Shallow Water” http://bit.ly/cHIsIC
here you go sweet… https://coopcatalyst.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/document-reflect-share/
Here is my small contribution to today’s efforts: http://web20classroom.blogspot.com/2010/11/blog4reform-slow-down-and-take-step.html
Here is my post – I think we need to look to some successful colleges for ideas on changing K-12 education. I’m a big proponent of Project Based Learning – here is some info on a great PBL plan being used at a college that also stresses functional literacy vs. memorization and tests.
Technology Training for Teachers – The Right Way This blog posts looks at technology training for PD and hoe to do it for all teachers. Today tech training works well for those that are good in technology but does not support the teachers that are not as tech savvy.
My post for #blog4 reform Real Reform Goes Backwards
“Zombies Are Attacking! Ready the Children!”
Passion Drives Us http://esheninger.blogspot.com/2010/11/passion-drives-us.html
Paula here’s my contribution:
“From Drift to Shift: Celebrating the Transformation of Education” http://goo.gl/Yh27s
My Inner Pollyanna’s Ed Reform Blue Sky
I know it is a repost, but I think it’s still relevant. At least, I hope so. 🙂
Thanks for collecting these posts. Here’s my contribution: “My 9 Questions for Reflective School Reform Leaders”
I started my own blog focusing on education about a year ago. I write about funny things that happen to me as a teacher, but also about education problems and reform ideas. I added a link to one of my more reform minded posts. — The New Athenian Academy
Thanks for the opportunity to share and to have a place to read so many passionate ideas. My contribution: How can (I, you, we) work toward ed reform? http://dailylifeasateacher.wordpress.com/2010/11/22/how-can-i-you-we-work-toward-ed-reform/
A Personal Example to add to the National Day of Blogging for Real Ed Reform from a teacher who has left the classroom:
Some ruminating I’ve been doing lately on the learning process and what it might suggest about ways to approach education reform:
With hope I might have time write a new blog post today….but if not….I think these two are quite on topic!
Over 1,300 views already today(it was at 800 and jump 200 in less than a hour) and over 60 posts! and it is still really early!
Education Reform means “…re-establishing the goals of education, redefining our roles as learners and master learners, questioning what it is that we need our children to learn, and retooling the learning landscape…”
What #edcamp has to teach us about PD: A letter to administrators
Research+Classroom Application = Real Ed Reform
I think we all agree that it’s about the kids… education reform needs to have a positive impact on the lives of the kids we are privileged and responsible to educate. When I read or hear about different education reform models that schools and districts have tried I find myself asking the same question every time…
Reformers Without Chalk on Their Hands
Jumping into the fray:
Here’s my post for this wonderful day of blogging the house down.
Thanks everyone for your work!
The WHAT, WHY, and HOW of Education Reformation
It’s a shorter post than you think! I give my opinion with short answers, linking to others’ and my own posts with more details.
I am both a college writing teacher and a graduate student. I graduated just seven years ago from a public high school. The process is still very fresh in my mind.
These are my top 5 ed reforms:
I started my education blog just a couple of days ago–looks like I was just in time. Here’s a link to my ed reform post: http://wp.me/p1cVbb-n
Hey Bloggers- We here at the Waiting for Superman campaign would love to feature some of your blogs on our local pages or even on our Facebook. Come by the Facebook page and like us and share your blog with us. Thanks for all you are doing for education reform!
Here’s my contribution!
Here’s a post w/ excerpts from a new essay by our president (and a CC blogger), Zoe Weil: “The World Becomes What You Teach: Transforming Our Education Systems to Graduate Solutionaries for a Better World”: http://humaneconnectionblog.blogspot.com/2010/11/world-becomes-what-you-teach.html
America’s Next Best Teacher – http://www.edutechintegration.com/2010/11/americas-next-best-teacher.html
Here is mine: A Teaching Degree Does Not Make a teacher
Here’s my addition. Dang I am feeling so cynical today. Sad.
Here is my post. What a wonderful opportunity for the Department of Education to listen to “on the ground” voices about education reform.
My little contribution, which is a re-post because I am sick today.
I’m blogging for real reform today, Nov. 22nd, as I do most every day. Keep up your good work.
Mike Klonsky’s SmallTalk Blog http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/
Thanks for the push to get me writing today! Here are my rants and praises for a real reform.
Here is my blog piece to encourage real education reform. Thanks!
So much great stuff to read – but it’s good to know that so many are out there working hard for our public schools.
PURE Thoughts is my blog for Parents United for Responsible Education. http://pureparents.org/?blog/category/3
I’m also writing articles for the Huffington Post Education page. My latest is School funding and the kindness of strangers, which suggests that our schoolchildren are becoming poster children for deprivation which is sahmeful in this welathy nation:
On the behalf of the community at the Institute of Democratic Education in America, I want to share 2 posts that were written today! Also want to add that Scott Nine, IDEA’s Executive Director, is in Puerto Rico this week doing some really transformation work by meeting with the mayor of Caguas to explore the possibility of Caguas becoming an Education City.
From Dana Bennis
and Cian Sawyer
“The New Normal of Sec. Duncan” on web 2.o edu
Discussing the implications of Sec. Duncan’s suggested reforms on increasing class size and eliminating master’s degree bonuses and opening up discussion about them.
What a great day for education. Here is my post. Short and sweet. http://www.lifewithl.com/2010/11/22/we-stand-beside-them-and-learn/
My blog post for real ed reform: http://ow.ly/3dTCN
“No, #Reform is Not ‘Trending”
I did a second entry. I’m calling it “Voices for Reform”. Basically, if anyone doesn’t have time to leave a full blog post, they can add to the Voicethread I started.
Blogging would be better obviously as one can share more of their own perspective, but still some educators don’t have their own blogs.
We’ll see if anyone comments.
Here’s my post. Thanks for the forum. “Blogging for Real Reform: Name Your Reform. Reform isn’t an either/or construct.
I also contribute frequently to Parenting magazine, Mom Congress at http://www.parenting.com/new/blogs/mom-congress/ As a parent of three children (two of whom attend public schools) and a former adjunct faculty member at a local community college, I feel it is essential that parents be engaged in the dialogue about education in our communities and be treated as equal partners in the discussion. We are our children’s first teachers and teachers and schools need our continued support if our children are to be successful.
My contribution to the day:
One Model Does Not Fit All
This is a great way to gather input on true education reform. I am hoping that this grassroots effort can spread and help everyone who wants to make a change for improvement.
My contribution: Courageously Creative
Here are my ideas on education: http://www.justmeans.com/-Normalcy-of-Public-Schools/37936.html
Here’s my post
Here’s my contribution to the Education Reform discussion: Keeping What’s Important in Focus – http://www.masterlearners.com/m-l-blog.html
I feel like I’m crashing a party of teachers here. I’m not a teacher, but I am a parent of three and I believe that parents, and ordinary citizens, should be at the heart of any discussion about education reform. I blog at A Blog About School. I didn’t realize that today was “National Day of Blogging for Real Education Reform,” but I just happened to post something today (“What is ‘content’?”) which I think fits right in.
Absolutely you belong here–we need more parents in this conversation!
I am a parent.
These folks are really great, but they do not realize how formidable they are.
Everyone who cares deeply about the future of education should be here.
I’ve learned a lot from some of the educators here, and I am told that some of them have learned from me in kind. I urge you to follow as many educators as you can stand. As with any professional group, some are more welcoming than others. That is also a personality thing. One thing that Twitter has taught me or reiterated for me is to leave ego at the door. Be open to learning from whomever comes your way. One thing I always need to remind myself of and that is to listen. That’s not just a Twitter lesson. That is a lifelong lesson.
We need a lot more parents here. I hope you find a home for yourself.
My contribution to blog4reform: http://dreamsofeducation.wordpress.com/2010/11/23/education-doesnt-need-any-more-nip-tuck-our-normal-approach-is-useless-here/
“Science for 21st-Century Students”
My two cents – http://www.educationandtech.com/2010/11/us-national-blogging-for-real-education.html
Hope I’m not too late; here’s the link to my blog for the National Day
My ideas for reforming education:
1) Bring back the vocational schools
2) create blended high schools with flexible scheduling
Read more here
My post: Learning for Pleasure, Seriously. http://wp.me/pQ44M-cH
Please add my comments to the special education consideration reform section. Thank you.
All This Talk of Reform is Making Me Cranky <>
My two cents:
What I Want for Reform
My contribution for this challenge is located here http://plnaugle.blogspot.com/2010/11/transform-to-reform.html
We all need to keep doing our part to keep reform moving forward.
What I want from my union: http://trice25.edublogs.org/2010/11/22/what-i-want-from-my-union/
Educational Reform … changing the way(s) in which we always do things in public schools …
Another blog for reform post-
Inquire Within| Reform education – one classroom at a time: http://bit.ly/gCTo2X
written by a friend:
Here’s mine. Re Form: Why Libraries are the Future of School http://wp.me/pXgyX-9y
As that professional, I am adept at braiding not just ideas and information, but patterns of structure and style into my writing, my teaching practice, and my world view. I pull threads from that vast tapestry to construct the metaphors and analogies that can bridge the gap between where students begin, and the place that their internal drive to know and understand propels them to go.
Guess I know what I’m going to be doing while lots of other people are watching football! Can’t wait to dig into some of these posts.
My contribution is here: Mind the Gap
Here you go Paula. I got a little excited with my post 😉 Thank you for the opportunity to be heard.
Blog Post: “What you do speaks so loudly, I can’t hear what you are saying”
on the Behalf of Jennifer Sertl, President of Agility3R.
Fostering Passion and Curiosity
Here’s mine: http://edinsanity.com/2010/11/23/seasonsandlearning/
Here is my blog today, for the national day of educational reform.
Here’s the blog I wrote in response.
Last but not least? I posted this just before midnight, Nov. 22, Pacific time.
You rock, Paula –
My last post from yesterday:
I blogged yesterday about a new vision for students in education reform at http://commonaction.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-vision-for-students-in-school.html
better late than never…
On Education Reform: Equity
Here are two, regarding the growing attention on teacher-run schools:
Minnesota teacher to Secretary Duncan: To improve teaching, put teachers in charge — http://www.educationinnovating.org/2010/07/minnesota-teacher-to-secretary-duncan-to-improve-teaching-put-teachers-in-charge
And, describing teacher-leadership in schools to Teacher Magazine — http://www.educationinnovating.org/2010/11/describing-teacher-run-schools-in-teacher-magazine-interview
This is a great website to get ideas on education and different ways to teach.
Wow, what incredible energy Cooperative Catalyst has generated around blogging for real reform! The fact that Arne Duncan linked to this post shows that you all have really put yourselves and your ideas for transforming education on the map. Kudos!
I’d like to add a couple more links from IDEA (Institute for Democratic Education in America):
Sara J. Schmidt’s “10 Keys to Real Education Reform”: http://democraticeducation.org/index.php/article/10_keys_to_real_education_reform
Dr. Kristan Morrison’s “My Vision for a Transformed Education”: “http://democraticeducation.org/index.php/article/my_vision_for_a_transformed_education
Thanks for making such a big splash.
Thanks for pulling all the links together, Paula! Hope you have a great Thanksgiving break…
A short post – a request, actually: Trust Me
A parent’s point of view, from my blog, Smoking Toward New Jersey:
“Today I’m getting personal and I’m changing the narrative. I’m talking about what’s worked well for my three public school kids….I’m asking people, before we bring out the wrecking balls and the bulldozers: First, look at what you’re being urged to destroy…”
http://ptapeeplouisvilleky.blogspot.com/ is my personal blog about education…sometimes (as my children say it is my “edu-rant” forum since they get tired of hearing me at home).
Saw this a day late! But here’s my contribution.
http://www.publicpolicyblogger.com/2010/11/new-normal-of-arne-duncan-and-bill.html–“The New Normal” of Arne Duncan & Bill Gates-Thoughts from a former school board member…..My contribution–Better late than never!
Ooops a day late.
Oh well, I’ll add my post today anyways. It’s about reforming thought from performance to mastery, from self to other…
It’s called, An Awakening of Sorts
A day late and a few ingredients short, I have just posted to my blog my “Ryan’s Recipe 4 Reform”. It isn’t as specific as some… but certainly was fun to write.
Thanks for doing all of this Paula!
A belated addition focusing on how Michigan state government unfunded mandates violate constitutional law and take funds away from teaching and learning reforms. http://post.ly/1F4AW
These aren’t all mine, but I am not sure if they have been added. Apologies if they have!
We’ve begun an entire blog dedicated to the future of education: http://www.futuredemics.com . Thanks for inspiring everyone!
What Postman & Weingartner said about Ed Reform over 40 years ago still applies today. My post simply reviews some of their thoughts from Teaching as a Subversive Activity.
Thanks for organizing this wonderful list of my holiday reading!
Please include my two cents: http://www.hotlunchtray.com/?p=7
(Sorry, just came across your Facebook page!!)
Can Educational Policy Makers Stop the Evolution of Communication?
-thoughts on the transformation in education that needs to take place regarding social networking tools, communication, educators, and students… specifically discussing Facebook and the misconception that the ‘tool’ is the problem.
Together we can reform education:
This is a blog entry from last Spring on my blog. I think the blogging for educational reform is a great idea and I wish I would have heard about it earlier. I hope my coontribution adds to the conversation.