Learning by Doing, Not Learning by Training

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They found the most effective organizations appreciate the power of necessity of “Learning by Doing,” rather than, “Learning by Training.” (DuFour, DuFour & Eacker. [2008]. Revisiting professional learning communities at work. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press. p. 414). Learning is … Continued

Teachers and Learners

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H orace Mann was appointed Secretary to the Massachusetts Board of Education in 1837. He argued for universal education and demonstrated how it would look by building many schools in Massachusetts. He is worth remembering as he advocated for education … Continued

Venice Comes to the Center For Creative Education

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Introduction The Center for Creative Education in Palm Beach County provides arts integration programs to K-2 students. The Center structures its school support by pairing teaching artists who partner with regular classroom teachers to deliver the creative arts integration. The … Continued

Teaching and Learning; Performance Assessment Drives Better Thinking

Factory-Model Schooling One of the ways in which we think about teaching and learning is to ask what do we want our students to learn. Although this is a great question, the answers that teachers and schools choose often lead … Continued

Kentucky Arts Alliance Keynote Address

Introduction Last week I was in Kentucky to speak about the role of arts education to members of the Kentucky Arts Alliance. I want to include some of the power point presentation I made to them. I started out talking … Continued