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Our Past or Their Future

Are we preparing students for our past or their future?” Our assistant principal emailed this quote to me while she was listening to a presentation at a conference. It took me right back to my ancient past of about 20 years ago. I had just started a software training business. The bread and butter of…

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Added by Mitch Ward on November 21, 2010 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Plagiarism and Plato

If you ever wish to engage a high school faculty in a lively discussion, just mention the word plagiarism. Students copy and paste volumes from the Internet. They unashamedly copy each other’s homework in the hallways. They will look teachers right in the eye and swear that every word of their perfect essay came straight from their own minds. Research leaves no doubt that plagiarism is rampant in our…

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Added by Mitch Ward on September 2, 2010 at 10:16pm — 2 Comments

Macaroni and Cheese: The Key to Understanding Education

It seems that however well 21st Century education is explained the vast majority just do not understand what it’s about. It doesn’t matter that the roots of 21st Century education go all the way back to the ancient Greeks. It doesn’t matter that 21st Century education is not some new fad here in the United States. John Dewey was writing about this stuff…

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Added by Mitch Ward on June 18, 2010 at 1:11am — 3 Comments

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