Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Here is my virtual Chumby on the news channel
I like my coworkers :)
This blog post is not meant to be cry of rallying support for Arne Duncan. It is meant to be an educational primer on who he is.
I put this together because I can no longer see respected people (people that I respect) put together blogs posts like these, that do nothing to help their readers, yet put out an opinion for others to follow:
At least some are giving "Equal Time"
Since others are not willing to do what we require (or inspire) our students to do - here goes:
Basic Research on Arne Duncan
Here is the CPS site for Mr. Duncan where you can actually see that he does have experience running a school district, even if he isn't a teacher. He also lists his email address. So if you have a concern or a question ask him.
Here is the link to the Catalyst Chicago article on Mr. Duncan. In case you are not aware, "Catalyst Chicago is an independent newsmagazine created in 1990 to document, analyze and support school-improvement efforts in the Chicago Public Schools."
If you go to http://www.catalyst-chicago.org and search for "Duncan" you will get back a lot of information regarding Duncan, his policies, and what he has (or has not) gotten done.
You might also try this at the Chicago Tribune or The Suntimes - both of which are not as Educentric.
Or even give Time or Edutopia (the Edutopia article also links to this video of an interview with him from 2007). Try this video on YouTube as well - listen to him speak, look him in the eyes, hear his views and his story.
Please do your research and don't just assume that because a Bush Aide or Secretary Spellings think that Arne Duncan is a good fit doesn't mean that he is not.
If people that typically oppose you supporting you is a bad thing then Obama is doomed to fail. Even Palin said "I'm proud of Barack Obama. I pray for him, his family, the new administration. I look forward to the good things that are in store for this nation." Get ready to move to Canada because Palin said something good about Obama...give me a break.
Take your time, learn, research, then form an opinion. I haven't made one yet regarding Duncan. However, I know many people have without doing their research.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I just finished up preparing for a presentation at Stevenson High School that I will be doing this coming Friday. I posted it to Google Docs and you can see it here: http://docs.google.com/Presentation?id=df7x739z_122mwhrkh6t
I find it really interested that I am getting a kick out of visual learning, because I have not always been the best at learning visually. I have always had a knack at pulling from text, not images. Yet I am having a blast figuring out ways to go the other way with this.
I am interested in any feedback you might have on this slide deck.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
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Monday, December 01, 2008
Thanks to Scott Weidig for getting me looking into this more!
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