Great day for Colorado sTUDENTS! This is a great day for Colorado students! HB 17-1201 has made its way through the State Legislature and is now headed to Governor Hickenlooper for signature. ICYMI… HB 1201 […]
Yes, I’m only a bill. The Schoolhouse Rock refrain echoes in my brain even after all these years… I’m just a bill. Yes… I’m only a bill… and I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill. We […]
Dear Mr. Buller I was hoping you would see what it’s really like in Mrs. James’ class when you came in the other day. But as soon as she saw you at the door, she […]
Maybe it’s all a bunch of hogwash. I have this crazy notion that some way/somehow we need to change the way we educate young people… mostly because EdWorld just isn’t producing graduates who can actually […]
Dry Spell I’ve hardly written anything for the last half of 2016. Up until July, I had been highly prolific. Though my brain has been running in hyperdrive these past six months, few thoughts have […]
Here at Never Summer, we have been working hard on a wide range of projects since edOS in June. We have been absent from the blog 😦
Truly… we were stunned by the huge quantity of amazing work resulting from the energy all educators brought to the table that day. We should have shared it all with you before now. Sorry. We just weren’t sure what to do with everything we learned. We didn’t truly understand what we held in our hands. But we get it now. And we’re ready to move forward with a few insights and hope you will chime in and add to the deep conversation.
I have enjoyed many fine meals at The Broker Restaurants over the years. I will never eat there again.
The owners are not motivated to find a way to get people with disabilities into their dining room. Located in the basement vault of the Colorado National Bank Building in downtown Denver, restaurant managers cited being on the historical register as the reason for not being required to comply with accessibility codes set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act.
This is Roberto Rodriguez, the Deputy Assistant to the President for Education. That title means he has President Obama’s ear on all things education. He is often called the most influential person in American education.
I was honored and humbled to share key ideas from Every Student STEM during our Innovation and STEM Education spark discussion at the White House last week.
Every P-12 student in our schools today is a digital native. From the first moment they interact with any digital device, children begin developing STEM skills. It is the inherent nature of a digital world.
1st Year Teacher
I have been educating young people for more than 25 years, so I am not a first-year teacher. But this is my first year in a public school classroom… or at least an academic core subject classroom. I was prepared for the gifts and the antics of adolescents, although there have been a number of surprises.
I was not prepared for the high-pressure demands on teachers both from within the educational system and with-out. Every new career calls all previous learning and experience into play, so I knew what was coming. The stress in teaching has just come from so many unexpected angles and places that I leave school each day exhausted. I have yet to feel that exhilarating moment when a student gets it like so many teachers describe. Sometimes I wonder… what’s wrong with me?