Education, Schools, and the Future World

I’ve written a number of pieces for the Carney, Sandoe & Associates blog recently. For those who don’t follow the blog, I thought I’d include a few links here:

Pearl Rock Kane and the Future of Education.

This is profile of one of my favorite educators — and collaborators. What an amazing career she had. And her influence on schools will run on forever.

Becoming a Witness

A reflection on the life and work of Elie Wiesel — and the wonderful book by Ariel Burger, Witness: Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom.

Keeping the Personal in Personalized Learning

After taking part in an Education Week seminar on the state of personalized learning in American schools, I felt a mix of optimism for the future of schools and deep concern about who is making the decisions about classroom practices. The good news is that schools are trying to make education as personal and relevant as possible — knowing that all learning must have an emotional link. The disturbing news is that for-profit, ed-tech companies are working hard to bend education their way.