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Is teaching an Art or a Science? by @JeffBradbury

Is teaching an Art or a Science? by @JeffBradbury

The following was written as a homework assignment and is presented here for some educational conversation with others. Please feel free to comment below on your thoughts to the question “Is Teaching an Art or a Science?” Thx, Jeff

A Universal Question: Is Teaching an Art, or Science?

Is teaching an art or a science?  Are we talking about teaching, meaning the act of standing in front of a group…

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LAUSD iPad Buy Creates Technology Backlash By Ken Fermoyle

LAUSD iPad Buy Creates Technology Backlash By Ken Fermoyle

The recent move by Los Angeles Unified School District to supply all its students with iPads was a praiseworthy effort to bring technology into a school system in which 70% of its students come from low-income families, but but it had consequences that were all too predictable. It set off reactions that reached well beyond Los Angeles, reactions that should concern forward-thinking teachers…

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Tips to Improve Video Conferencing without Burdening your Bandwidth

Tips to Improve Video Conferencing without Burdening your Bandwidth

No doubt about it, video conferencing can tax your bandwidth. But technology is improving, especially as systems move to the cloud. This new form of computing allows businesses to more efficiently connect with clients and coworkers through virtual meetings, training sessions and other real time face-to-face communications. Of course, when it comes to innovation, there is always room for more…

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5 Great Podcasting Apps for your drive to the beach

5 Great Podcasting Apps for your drive to the beach

The other day I received a notice in the mail that my subscription for SiriusXM Radio was coming up and I needed to make the decision of whether or not to renew it.  I must admit, I’ve been a loyal listener of Satellite Radio for the greater part of 10 years, but with the lack of reliable programing and hundreds of channels that I have no interest in, does it really make sense for me to spend…

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Social media doesn’t have a place in the learning environment …or does it?

Social media doesn’t have a place in the learning environment …or does it?


Social media doesn’t have a place in the learning environment; it is simply a tool for people to keep their friends up to date with their lives…or does it?

Teacher Petri Ahokas, from Turun Normaalikoulu school, Norssi in Finland, explains how he uses social media ethically and legally to engage his eight and nine year old students in learning.

I had never considered using social media in the…

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Learn how to help your students bridge the achievement gap with Pathblazer from @CompassLearning

Jeff sits down with Arthur VanderVeen, Vice President at Compass Learning, from Compass Learning to discuss how Pathblazer is helping students bridge the achievement gap. About Compass Learning Known for its academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results, one…

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Compass Learning


Jeff sits down with Arthur VanderVeen, Vice President at Compass Learning, from Compass Learning to discuss how Pathblazer is 
 

About Compass Learning

Known for its academic rigor that is based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results, one learner at a time. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a rigorous instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress. Supported by innovative professional development, Compass Learning is a comprehensive answer for educators who want to inspire students on the path to success. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Compass Learning serves more than 10,000 schools across the United States. 
 

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About our Guest

Arthur VanderVeen, Vice President at Compass Learning, brings extensive experience as a district administrator in New York City, the largest school district in the country. As Chief of Innovation, he founded and led the NYC Innovation Zone (iZone), an active community of 300 schools using digital technologies and innovative instructional approaches to personalize learning to the needs of individual students. He also ran New York City’s assessment program. Before that, he held several positions at the College Board, where he led the development of the College Board’s college readiness standards.

Arthur earned his Ph.D. in English from The University of Texas at Austin, his master’s degree in divinity and educational psychology from the Princeton Theological Seminary, and his bachelor’s degree in English from Colorado College.  

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