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Educational idolatry and other misguided Priorities

Posted on August 11, 2012 at 11:00am 1 Comment

Facts About Packaging



Pacing up and down

the dairy aisle, searching
for Weight Watchers Yogurt-
I had all but given up,
despite the 5 pounds I gained
last week in Vermont.
Packaging is shorthand-
 “fyi” has been joined
by  “lol”, and “KFC”,
and the…
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Graduating with a torn map to the life we should want, but don't....

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 12:00pm 1 Comment



This poem is a tribute to Sir Ken Robinson's, The Element- and its essential insights about the importance of nurturing students passions-



Lines                                                                                                            By Lori Polachek

Cutting one’s own offspring’s

umbilical cord is a challenge,

even for someone as powerful

as the…

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Partnering with students..to design 21st century education models

Posted on April 23, 2012 at 9:30am 0 Comments

We are in a challenging transition period. It is becoming increasingly clear that the industrial educational model is ill-equipped to develop the skills and competencies our students will need, and it is insufficient to engage our digital learners.

And yet, we are struggling to find the formula or model that will move our education from where it is to where it needs to be. Many of us are not sufficiently literate in technology to fully appreciate the full…

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ADHD Before it had a name....

Posted on July 8, 2011 at 12:00pm 2 Comments

From inside ADHD…      

Before it had a name                                                             by Lori Polachek

 

To my teacher(s),

                                  

You had both hands on the wheel

Your eyes were out to sea

The throttle ably set

at a rather dizzying speed

 

I was out there in the water

fingers waving frantically

kids…

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