Carlos Mendoza III's Blog (6)

Educator Musing: Commercial Markets Determining The Future Of Schooling

“Capitalism is the worst economic system in the world – except for everything else we’ve tried.”

 Pat Dorsey –


Ambient Insight, founded in 2004, is an international market research firm that uses predictive analytics to identify revenue opportunities for global eLearning and Mobile…


Added by Carlos Mendoza III on July 20, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments

Educator Musing: Failing To Make The NCLB Cut

"The law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed. We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk."

U.S. Department of Education Secretary – Arne Duncan


It’s all about the test scores. …


Added by Carlos Mendoza III on July 13, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments

Educator Musing: We Can Have Teachers Without Borders Part 3

Location! Location! Location!
What Does Location, Location, Location Mean?
It means identical homes can increase or decrease in value due to location. It's repeated three times for emphasis, and so you will remember the phrase. It's the number one rule in real estate, and it's often the most overlooked rule. The best locations are those in…

Added by Carlos Mendoza III on July 8, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Educator Musing: McGraw-Hill and 360Ed Partnered To Create A Spark

“Today’s world is very different from the world baby boomers like me grew up in.  Is it a wonder, then, that by high school, very often both good students and bad ones, rich ones and poor ones, don’t much like school?”

            James Paul Gee – Author of What Video Games Have To Teach Us About Learning and Literacy


 “Research and experience have already shown that…


Added by Carlos Mendoza III on June 30, 2011 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Educator Musing: Students Have A Right To Mock Teachers On Facebook?

"Isn't the principal a dummy!" said a boy to a girl.

"Say, do you know who I am?" asked the girl.


"I'm the principal's daughter."

"And do you know who I am?" asked the boy.

"No," she replied.



Added by Carlos Mendoza III on June 25, 2011 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Educator Musing



Welcome. My name is Carlos Mendoza.  This blog is my reflections on 21st century learning.  The goal is to promote/provoke discussions on education.

Education needs to be different from its current form to meet the needs of 21st century society.  I am concerned that the reforms and legislations of the last twenty years have not been effective in…


Added by Carlos Mendoza III on June 16, 2011 at 7:54am — No Comments


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