Understanding by Design – Hands On, Minds on Design, That Is

T.S. Eliot’s “Little Gidding” We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. I’ve often stated that a grand experiment in education would be to simply erect a circus-style tent and fill it with children and… Read More Understanding by Design – Hands On, Minds on Design, That Is

Blah, Blah, Blah … Wait, What?

I work at a seven-year-old high school that was physically and academically designed as a “reform-minded” institution. Here’s our mission statement: Our mission is to transform high school learning through meaningful Relationships, Relevant learning, and a Rigorous academic environment where every Castle View student will graduate with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful… Read More Blah, Blah, Blah … Wait, What?