I’m starting a new weekly segment here that I’m calling What I Learned This Week, which will hereafter be dubbed WILTWeek. Most of what I do with this blog is about sharing my learning, but in this segment I will make that learning more succinct and explicit. I hope this segment will serve as a reflective exercise for me as well. So, starting today, every Friday, i will try to construct a WILTWeek post. On, then, to the very first WILTWeek…
- I LEARNED that my strong belief in the importance of high-quality pre-K, especially for kids from low-income families, is well-founded. [hat tip: Eduwonkette]
- I LEARNED a few simple but reasonably useful (at least for me) tricks for PowerPoint presentations from Jen Wagner.
- I LEARNED about Doug Downey and his extraordinary analysis of which schools are REALLY failing during the standards and accountability era.
- I LEARNED that Eduwonkette’s blogging buddy and occasional guest contributor Skoolboy is none other than the man who served as my dissertation chair (Dr. Aaron Pallas, Teachers College, Columbia U.). Awesome!