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Archive | April, 2012

Humane Education: Who, What, and Why?

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Dr. Kathleen Tate
Program Director of M.Ed. Teaching

Teachers are charged with the task of delivering curriculum to their students. But to be most effective, teachers should make sure to teach curriculum in meaningful ways that their students can relate to and apply to either their current or future lives-within and beyond the classroom walls. One way to make curriculum and learning more engaging, motivating, and relevant is to teach through humane education themes.

School Administrator’s Toolbox: How to Evaluating Effective Teaching

Friday, April 20, 2012

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By Dr. Amy Burkman
Director of M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University

The most essential function of a school administrator is monitoring effective teaching, but it is the hardest skill to teach. Effective teaching is different depending on the classroom. So, what does it look like to an administrator?
Effective teaching is active teaching.

Dean of George Washington School of Education Speaks

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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by Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D.

In the most recent installment of GWMagazine there is a print interview with Michael J. Feuer, Dean of the School of Education and Human Development. As with all print interviews, the questions and responses are exquisitely formulated, and should not be construed as transcripts of a conversation. The Dean speaks glowingly of the federal and state grants that the school has garnered, but also highlights the partnership with the D.C Public Schools in a new initiative, DC Edcore.

Technology in the Classroom: Is It Really Effective and Necessary?

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

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Are schools enhancing their students’ education by using technology as a teaching aid or has it become a distraction in the classroom? The debate over the effectiveness and appropriateness of technology in the classroom remains a hot subject for many educators. I’ve heard from teachers who don’t believe technology is vastly more effective than traditional tools, while others say it’s made a huge impact on learning in the classroom. 

Modeling Behavior and Servant Leadership

Thursday, April 5, 2012

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By Charles W. Bindig, Ed.D.
As aspiring administrators many of you may have an idea of how you think things should proceed when you take over as a new school principal. However, the prudent administrator approaches a new position from the point of view that you need to identify the strengths and weaknesses of a particular staff, before you try and implement change.

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