After 20 years, a Teacher Reinvents Her Classroom Using Technology (Nichole Dobo)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Nichole Dobo, a reporter, writes about blended learning. Most of her 10-year career as a journalist has focused on education. This post appeared on October 15, 2014. The Hechinger Institute is a nonprofit, independent news website focused on inequality and innovation in education Teacher Valyncia O. Hawkins knew she needed…

From Policy to Practice: Chains or Pasta

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Metaphors are shortcuts for understanding complicated concepts: Time is money. The mind is a computer. Each metaphor powerfully illuminates and enriches an idea. Which metaphors come to mind when districts try to put reforms into classroom practice to increase student learning? The common (and inaccurate) metaphor is a chain…