Filed Under: High School Homework, Jacob Dwyer, K-12
Posted by: Jacob Dwyer
Alright, I know I rant a lot about homework, but what other force in the universe would cause me to be writing this blog post during the witching hours?
Up until today, I though homework was a needed force, a good force that allowed use students to learn at home. Annoying, but ultimately helpful for performances on tests and retention of material.
Now Iâ€™m not so sure about that.
Filed Under: Future of Education, K-12, Nancy Arnold
Posted by: Nancy Arnold
As a retired educator, I have the privilege to visit many campuses when I mentor students.Â If I listen to only the administratorâ€™s viewpoint, it would be easy to be disheartened about our future in education.Â
Filed Under: Betsy Corcoran, EdSurge, Houston, K-12, REEP Education and Innovation Exchange, technology
Posted by: Leslie Nelson
With all of this new technology popping up in education, how do you know whom to trust when making a smart investment for your school or classroom? Unfortunately new technology can be scary to purchase. There is always the risk of technology not working as promised and the learning curve for the end users. So, hereâ€™s the big question, how do you know who to trust?
On July 19, I got the privilege to sit in on the K-12 Education & Innovation Exchange being put on by REEP. Coming from a small business owner perspective, I learned a lot about technology in the classroom and how several of our Houston school districts actually utilize this technology. One of the best speakers at the event was Betsy Corcoran. She is a cofounder of EdSurge, a company devoted to uncovering what education technology works and what doesnâ€™t. Her goal is to be able to make recommendations and weed out the technology that is not the right fit for education.
I asked Betsy a few questions about this obvious dilemma and she had some great advice to share.
Filed Under: Andrea Hodge, Bill Glick, Candelario Cervantez, Chavez High School, Erika Medrado, George Grainger, Houston Chronicle, Houston Endowment, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, K-12, Kim Huseman, REEP Business Certificate, Shayna Loebig
Posted by: Arlene Lassin
Rice University grad program trains educational leaders in business and entrepreneurship
With a long and distinguished history of training and educating top business leaders, the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University has extended their “executive education” concept to some promising local educators.
Their belief is that top leaders at schools can improve those schools by running them much the same way as successful businesses.