Archive | October, 2013

Humane Education and the Clinton Global Initiative: Directions for K-12 Schooling and Higher Education

Thursday, October 17, 2013


By Dr. Kathleen Tate
Program Director, Teaching at American Public University

I have already blogged here about humane education. See my posts Humane Education: Who, What, and Why? and Humane Education: What’s Your Mission? In this post, I want to examine humane education in relation to the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), including the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U).

Creating an Increased Sense of Ownership in the Online Environment

Monday, October 14, 2013


by Gregory Mandalas

As a teacher and principal, my focus was always on student achievement. In the classroom my colleagues and I had our own term for student success; when a student demonstrated mastery we would say that the student “owned the information”. In my role as an online professor, I am faced with the same challenge.

Guided Reading and Why it’s Important – an Action Research Masters Project becomes an ITunes App

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


By Debbie Tanner

Guided reading is one of those new buzzwords in education today, although the biggest advocates for guided reading have been bringing it forward for many years. In a nutshell, guided reading is about teaching students strategies for comprehending increasingly complex texts. There are two important components to guided reading. One is finding text that is on an appropriate level for the students and the second is being able to choose a text that illustrates the strategies for comprehension.

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