Month: April 2020

UPDATED: What If… Teachers Demanded to Be Treated Like Artists

Note: Back by popular demand, Edjacent author Jared Fritzinger from https://edinthewild.com/ shares a response with his views on teaching as an artist below this post. Jared, as a musician, has a unique perspective on the mutual exclusivity of the two.  “It ain’t what they call you; it’s what you answer to.” W.C. Fields Like many people, I’ve been …

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What If …. School Was Filled With Wonder and Exploration Instead of Standards.

Laura SolomonParent, military spouse, aspiring educational innovatorBSIE – Georgia Institute of TechnologyMEd, Social Foundations – University of Virginia The internet is abuzz with theories and ideas.  Initially I was energized by reading and pondering everyone’s ideas of what the world, specifically in education, will look like post-pandemic But after days and weeks I started feeling …

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Calling all Educators: Peace, Love, Books and Clarity

  Kristen Hildum, a retired teacher and school librarian, owns a bookshop with her family and it is uniquely situated in a vintage Airstream in the ViBe District of Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Learn more about the shop and how you can order books delivered to your home, including audio and e-books as well as uniquely curated …

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What if… All Educators Were Assessment Literate?

What if All Educators Were Assessment Literate?– April 16, 2020 by Douglas G. Wren, Ed.D. Doug Wren is a consultant and author of the book Assessing Deeper Learning: Developing, Implementing, and Scoring Performance Tasks. He recently retired from his position as Educational Measurement & Assessment Specialist with Virginia Beach City Public Schools. Before coming to …

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The Upside of Disruption in Our Lives

Laura Solomon Parent, military spouse, aspiring educational innovatorBSIE – Georgia Institute of TechnologyMEd, Social Foundations – University of Virginia I am writing this through the lens of a parent with a long history of loving systemic disruption.  Yes, disruption often comes with a negative side effect, but as an optimist I prefer to focus on …

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