Monthly Archives: December 2010

‘I’m not done fighting’ | Notes & Review

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/06/why-michelle-rhee-isn-t-done-with-school-reform.html http://www.studentsfirst.org/ The following are some key quotes from the article: While I had to make many structural changes–overhauling the system for evaluating teachers and principals, adopting new reading and math programs, making sure textbooks got delivered on time–I believed

‘I’m not done fighting’ | Notes & Review

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/06/why-michelle-rhee-isn-t-done-with-school-reform.html http://www.studentsfirst.org/ The following are some key quotes from the article: While I had to make many structural changes–overhauling the system for evaluating teachers and principals, adopting new reading and math programs, making sure textbooks got delivered on time–I believed

The Calling | Notes & Review

http://www.whatsyourcalling.org/the-film Available on iTunes. PBS Independent Films website. I began taking notes, and then realized about 15% of the way into the film, this is not a note taking kind of documentary. It’s a slower paced more sentimentally empathic documentary. While

The Calling | Notes & Review

http://www.whatsyourcalling.org/the-film Available on iTunes. PBS Independent Films website. I began taking notes, and then realized about 15% of the way into the film, this is not a note taking kind of documentary. It’s a slower paced more sentimentally empathic documentary. While

Known

I posted Why Youth Are Devalued in American Culture on November 20, 2010 and have shared on this blog quite a bit about the value of youth. In the midst of education cuts, short-lived youth pastors in churches, and media’s commodification of

Known

I posted Why Youth Are Devalued in American Culture on November 20, 2010 and have shared on this blog quite a bit about the value of youth. In the midst of education cuts, short-lived youth pastors in churches, and media’s commodification of

The Orthodox Heretic | Reflections & Notes

Peter Rollins. The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales. Paraclete Press, 2009. (184 pages) REFLECTIONS There are few books that I’ve read that have confronted me as much as this one. Each parable is quick, simple, easy to understand, and hard

The Orthodox Heretic | Reflections & Notes

Peter Rollins. The Orthodox Heretic: And Other Impossible Tales. Paraclete Press, 2009. (184 pages) REFLECTIONS There are few books that I’ve read that have confronted me as much as this one. Each parable is quick, simple, easy to understand, and hard

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make | Notes & Review

Hans Finzel. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. David C. Cook, 2007. (224 pages) INTRODUCTION A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. (19) The good you do can be destroyed by the precautions you fail

The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make | Notes & Review

Hans Finzel. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make. David C. Cook, 2007. (224 pages) INTRODUCTION A leader takes people where they would never go on their own. (19) The good you do can be destroyed by the precautions you fail

TED | William Ury: The Walk From “No” to “Yes”

Find The Eighteenth Camel There is this Middle Eastern story of a man who willed to his three sons his 17 camels. To the first son 1/2 of the camels, to the second son 1/3, and to the third son

TED | William Ury: The Walk From “No” to “Yes”

Find The Eighteenth Camel There is this Middle Eastern story of a man who willed to his three sons his 17 camels. To the first son 1/2 of the camels, to the second son 1/3, and to the third son

Race To Nowhere | Notes & Review

http://www.racetonowhere.com/ NOTES Some QUOTES and SENTIMENTS from the film: Many of the symptoms our kids are experiencing–headaches, stomachaches, depression, etc.–are stress-induced. Much of what we are doing in education is “de-humanizing.” “Some of the pressure is real.” Our systems have

Race To Nowhere | Notes & Review

http://www.racetonowhere.com/ NOTES Some QUOTES and SENTIMENTS from the film: Many of the symptoms our kids are experiencing–headaches, stomachaches, depression, etc.–are stress-induced. Much of what we are doing in education is “de-humanizing.” “Some of the pressure is real.” Our systems have

On Becoming A Leader | Notes & Review

Warren Bennis. On Becoming A Leader. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1989. (226 pages) If you’re not confused you don’t know what’s going on. …staying with the status quo is unacceptable… (xii) Introduction …the social world isn’t nearly as orderly as the

On Becoming A Leader | Notes & Review

Warren Bennis. On Becoming A Leader. Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1989. (226 pages) If you’re not confused you don’t know what’s going on. …staying with the status quo is unacceptable… (xii) Introduction …the social world isn’t nearly as orderly as the

Trembling Before G-d | Notes & Review

http://www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com/site/ http://www.tremblingbeforeg-d.com/index2.html As with other independent films/documentaries (see https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-notes-review/), this one portrayed a variety of testimonies and stories of various LGBT people within Orthodox Jewish communities. As with other productions, the emotional humanity of the suffering is juxtaposed with the

Trembling Before G-d | Notes & Review

http://www.filmsthatchangetheworld.com/site/ http://www.tremblingbeforeg-d.com/index2.html As with other independent films/documentaries (see https://vialogue.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/for-the-bible-tells-me-so-notes-review/), this one portrayed a variety of testimonies and stories of various LGBT people within Orthodox Jewish communities. As with other productions, the emotional humanity of the suffering is juxtaposed with the