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Episode 009

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Memphis City School Receive $90 Million Grant

“The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation [yesterday] announced that it will invest $335 million to support effective teaching as a means to ensure all students receive the education they need to succeed in high school and beyond. [The] announcement includes $290 million in grants to support four Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites that have developed groundbreaking plans to improve teacher effectiveness. Another $45 million will go toward the Measures of Effective Teaching project, a research initiative that seeks to define effective teaching and identify fairer and more reliable evaluative measures.” (Source)

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Schools 2.0

(Repost from 10/07/2008)

Chris Lehman shares some of his ideas about school reform. I challenge you to consider his ideas with an open-mind.

I especially like Chris’ comment that “if you put a good person in a bad system, the system wins too often so we need to change the system.”

Just a Note

I think the structure for presentations at this event is clever. Speakers could use 20 slides with 15 seconds allowed for each slide. I think I’m going to begin using this strategy in several different areas of my work. Maybe we could begin something like this in Memphis! Anyone interested? Seriously, anyone in the greater Memphis are interested in organizing a meetup similar to this?

Schools 2.0

Chris Lehman shares some of his ideas about school reform. I challenge you to consider his ideas with an open-mind.

Just a Note

I think the structure for presentations at this event is clever. Speakers could use 20 slides with 15 seconds allowed for each slide. I think I’m going to begin using this strategy in several different areas of my work. Maybe we could begin something like this in Memphis! Anyone interested?