What Is the Purpose of Education?

…we must create a culture of inquiry, curiosity, imagination, and patient problem solving. … More What Is the Purpose of Education?

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Trust as an Essential Component of a Positive School Climate

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” ― Stephen R. Covey I am going to make a bold assertion. But not just yet. Let’s lay a foundation first. The Utah Educational Leadership Standards make clear the school leader’s responsibility to lead … More Trust as an Essential Component of a Positive School Climate

Success Stories

I love hearing Success Stories and this is one of the best. I was reading my email on Monday (just like every day) and was blown out of the water by the e-mail I got from Karen Oliver, a teacher in Utah. As background, I offered Jo Boaler’s MOOC called How to Learn Math for … More Success Stories

Revised Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics

One more announcement before the big first post of the New Era of Elementary Mathematics Newsletter Blogging Renaissance: The Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics have been under a revision process for the last year. They have now been released for a 90-day review. Go to http://schools.utah.gov/CURR/mathelem/Revision.aspx for more information and to give your feedback. There … More Revised Utah Core State Standards in Elementary Mathematics