When the Principal is a Bully

*Please note that due to the personal nature of many of the responses to this post, I am no longer approving further comments.  This post has had a large number of visceral responses, which tells me this is not an isolated problem.  I hope that everyone reading this will recognize the signs and work to … Continue reading When the Principal is a Bully

Question Everything

In my last posting, I stated a few of the findings in the Hole in the Wall experiments.  The last was that schools need to include a rational system to know what to believe in. Tonight I read a post by Ira Socol called “Question Everything” that really helps me with my thinking on this … Continue reading Question Everything

We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

I am a scatterbrain today.  I am excited about all the the reading I am doing but I can’t pull it all together at this point. I am exploring three things right now. 1) We don’t know what we don’t know, so how do we direct our own learning? This thinking is a product of … Continue reading We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

We Know It’s Broken, But How Do We Fix It?

It’s March Break.  It’s beautiful outside, but I am inside researching.  And I am frustrated. There is plenty out there telling me that we need school reform.  Granted, most of it is actually aimed at the US, but as a current secondary principal, I know Ontario secondary schools have to be a target as well. … Continue reading We Know It’s Broken, But How Do We Fix It?

Considering How We Teach Science

Harassing phone calls, personal threats, intrusions on personal privacy – this is what scientist Michael Mann has endured. He was interviewed yesterday on The Current, by Anna Maria Tremonti.  His new book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”, chronicles his personal journey, attempting to deliver an unpopular message to the American public. He faces … Continue reading Considering How We Teach Science