Community of Practice Evaluation: What We Measure and Why

Community of Practice Evaluation: What We Measure and Why

A few months ago, I wrote a blog titled How Online Communities of Practice Shape Our Work.  Today I have been thinking a lot about how we evaluate these communities and why we choose to value certain measurements.  The most obvious answer is that we have goals.  And, while I…

Continue reading...
50th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech

50th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech

I watched and listened to much of the event honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech.” It was inspiring and prompted me to watch the entirety of Dr. King’s speech again. We hear the sound bytes from the speech often enough, but listening, really listening,…

Continue reading...
Back to School and Out in the World

Back to School and Out in the World

Pictured:  Finn 3rd Grade, Jocie 1st Grade, Whitman and Beckett Kindergarten This is the first year that all of my children are in school.  I think that Beckett, returning from his first day of kindergarten, summed it up for all of us when he said:  “Best day ever!” Sometimes as…

Continue reading...
Learning a New Skill

Learning a New Skill

Learning a new skill, even if it is a hobby, can inform your thinking about the learning conditions adults need to be successful. Please view my video blog about learning a new skill and my reflections on learning conditions for teachers and school leaders. Leave a comment, if you would…

Continue reading...
Civil Rights Movement Tour Part 2

Civil Rights Movement Tour Part 2

Ronetta Jenkins is a summer intern for West Wind Education Policy. She will be a Junior this fall at Iowa City High. This is part 2 of a 2-part blog. The third stop was Montgomery, Alabama where we visited the Rosa Parks Museum. I always thought Rosa didn’t give up…

Continue reading...
Page 10 of 31891011122030