ISKME Blogs

Welcome to #bif2012 Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.     Education is not a simple concept anymore. Like a massive volcano about to erupt and transform the teaching terrain as well as the global learning atmosphere, the fires in education are igniting key...
Real World Solutions: A Seasoned Educator’s Experience at Big Ideas Fest Clare Middleton-Detzner     I did not land at ISKME by accident. My interest in our mission to transform education, and particularly my passion for research that bridges theory and practice, can be traced to one key influence:...
Finding a Professional Family Rudy Rubio    December 11, 2011 From the moment I met Emmy Negrin during dinner at Big Ideas Fest 2011, I knew that I liked her. We hit it off quickly, sharing interests in LGBTQ issues, backgrounds in international education, and...
Seeding Special Education Sylvia Paull     A special ed teacher who practices inclusion is like an aerial trapeze artist, swinging from bars to balance beam with a grace that defies the conventions of gravity. For 30 years, my youngest sister...
Call and Response - The Sound of Collaboration Samantha Meazell       In music, call and response is a technique where one musician offers a phrase and a second player answers with a direct commentary or response to the offered phrase. The musicians build on...
Words of Wisdom from an OER Fellow Megan Simmons     Applications are now being accepted for ISKME’s 2012-2013 OER Fellowship Program Next month we’ll embark on our fourth year of the OER Fellowship Program. Each fall we accept up to eight...
Educators Flex for Effectiveness Letha Goger, MA, MLIS    January 12, 2013 It is a new school year and I still find myself instinctively gearing up for the pace and rigor of starting a new year. Until a few years ago, my work was in California public schools, coordinating...
Dedicated to Detroit Megan Simmons    September 06, 2012 Last week’s blog by ISKME’s Director of Research, Cynthia Jimes, focused on how institutions are supporting the development of social and emotional learning skills in students. This week we’ll get a...
Standards for Social Emotional Learning ISKME     My colleague Amee Godwin’s recent blog post about the importance of supporting students’ social emotional learning made me reflect on my own experiences as an undergraduate in journalism. In my...
Action Collabs: Straight Out of the Kitchen, Made to Order in Italy Samantha Meazell     Like most good conversations, it started over dinner. This past October, my colleague Megan Simmons and I were in Chios, Greece facilitating Action Collabs for the inaugural Green Ideas Project. One...