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Part 3 of 3: Collaboration in Elementary Schools: The Role of Collaboration in Excellent Teaching

June 17, 2011

By Jan Duffy
I like to think her class advanced by leaps and bounds in their understanding of what it means to be there for each other, collaborate together and really perform too, because between the two of us, and Judy, we reinforced all those same important lessons just about as many ways as it was possible to reinforce them.

Part 2 of 3 Collaboration in Elementary Schools: The Role of Engagment

June 07, 2011

By Jan Duffy
I’m not the kind of person who sits back and congratulates herself on a job well done; this wasn’t Me-this was US-together- but there’s no denying that this class overall developed a more advanced form of understanding almost right from the very beginning-Why???

Time Well Spent with Jacques d’Amboise

March 25, 2011

By Margot Locker
D’Amboise’s talk left me feeling inspired by his passion and his connections to GoodWork. He touched on the link between engagement and excellence in work and the responsibility all individuals should feel to give back. His impressive career provides many examples of GoodWork in action.

Educating for Today and Tomorrow

November 22, 2010

By Lynn Barendsen
Last week, along with several colleagues from Project Zero, I participated in a conference in Washington DC. Our hosts were CASIE (Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education) and WIS (the Washington International School).

The Road to Hell?

September 26, 2009

By Howard Gardner
If the proverbial inter-planetary visitor observed educational policymakers around the world, she would soon infer their single preoccupation: “How to raise scores on international comparisons like the TIMMS or the PISA tests.” This mentality also dominates the United States. A focus on standardized tests, how to raise scores, and what consequences follow ...