From Terry Heick - "Over the last couple of years, the news that both Apple and Amazon were entering or otherwise updating their participation in the textbook market is both underwhelming (we really should be way past seeing next textbook forms as innovation) and important (there’s a bigger picture, as always)."
Good reminder about scheduling and classroom culture - " This school year, we added five minutes to each of our content area classes, causing a negative ripple effect in our cultivation of classroom community.
It turns out, five minutes is a lot more valuable than it seems."
Before we can implement policies designed to shepherd more of this country’s residents toward a college degree, we must actually know what makes a student college-ready. But what if our definitions of college readiness are incomplete, or worse, painting an unreasonably dour picture of how prepared U.S. students are for the rigors of college?