Monthly Archives: September 2015

In Love

I am so enamored of Carnegie-Mellon University’s Eberly Center (Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation) Web site, which I just recently discovered. I’m working with colleagues at McDonogh on assessment in all its manifold glory, and as we dig deeper into what LifeReady can … Continue reading

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Not For Sale

In recent posts, I’ve been investigating what I think about change, innovation, failure, and — ahem! — clowns. In some ways, blogs like this one focus on challenges in schools and what to do about them. But as schools like McDonogh … Continue reading

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The Five Stages of Joy

A few weeks ago, I was teaching a clown workshop in downtown Baltimore. It was the final class of a month-long course I offered on the Michael Chekhov Technique to actors. For people who don’t know much about clown — … Continue reading

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Everything Has A Story

I don’t know about you, but I sort of cringe when I hear the phrase “scope and sequence.” Now, I know that there is nothing inherently wrong with that phrase, and it’s actually quite a useful one. Indeed, disciplines in schools … Continue reading

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