Revising Homework

Tweet Over the last few, well, years, I have been really contemplating homework: Why do we give it?  What good is it doing?  What level of quality are we getting back?  Who is taking it seriously? In short, I have come to this sad realization that homework seems to be a more of a hassle […]

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A Visit from TIGER

Tweet A couple of years ago, I attended an Arts Integration Day at Plymouth State University.  There, I presented a hands-on workshop on Building Community through Music.  But before the workshops began, all the attendees and presenters were treated to a wonderful keynote speaker and a performance by TIGER: (Theater Integrating Guidance, Education, and Responsibility), […]

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Rewards and Incentives

Tweet Earlier this week I wrote a post called Reward Not! It was prompted by my getting multiple catalogs filled with colorful pages of those small, useless toys bought by teachers who keep them in their classrooms for rewards and prizes.  In the same time frame, I was reading Drive by Daniel Pink.  In this […]

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Reward Not!

Tweet I’ve been reading Drive by Daniel Pink and it is amazing.  (I’ll be posting more about this book later this week.)  At the same time, I’m receiving a variety of catalogs in the mail in anticipation for back to school.  On the one hand I am learning about intrinsic motivation: the idea that we […]

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