Monthly Archives: February 2011

Good news for GothamSchools in education journalism contest

GothamSchools won two first prize awards in a national competition for education journalism, the Education Writers Association announced today. One award, in the journalism blogging category, went to our editorial staff plus our Newsroom contributor Kim Gittleson. The other, in the community blogging category, went to Community section contributor Ruben Brosbe and Community section editor … Continue reading

School-by-school layoff list taking toll on teachers’ psyches

It’s the first day back from break, but Steven Lazar’s mind isn’t on his global history students. Instead, Lazar is worrying about which five teachers at his school, Bronx Lab School, are on the city’s school-by-school list of potential layoffs. He can count seven colleagues new enough to be on the chopping block. In the GothamSchools … Continue reading

Personal Learning Networks (An Excerpt)

(Cross posted at the ASCD Whole Child Blog, here is a snip from my new book, co-authored with Rob Manabelli, which comes out in May.) Seventh/eighth grade teacher Clarence Fisher has an interesting way of describing his classroom up in Snow Lake, Manitoba. As he tells it, it has “thin walls,” meaning that despite being … Continue reading