Archive for September, 2011

What is “best practice” in teaching these days?  Is it something that one can pinpoint or is it a moving target–something educators (or doctors, or psychologists) are always having to chase?  When I ask my colleagues:  “What is best practice?”  I never receive the same answer. Is understanding the brain and its biology part of […]

Recently, I read and interesting quote from the National Council of Teachers of English, (NCTE 2008): As society and technology change, so does literacy.  Because technology* has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies.  These literacies–from […]