ISKME Blogs

Cynthia Jimes, Ph.D.    December 07, 2012
“Every idea that you have is physical — because you think with your brain,” said keynote speaker, George Lakoff, during the closing session of Big Ideas Fest. In outlining what that meant to the...
Education is not a simple concept anymore. Like a massive volcano about to erupt and transform the teaching terrain as well as the global learning atmosphere, the fires in education are igniting key...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    
I did not land at ISKME by accident. My interest in our mission to transform education, and particularly my passion for research that bridges theory and practice, can be traced to one key influence:...
Rudy Rubio    December 11, 2011
From the moment I met Emmy Negrin during dinner at Big Ideas Fest 2011, I knew that I liked her. We hit it off quickly, sharing interests in LGBTQ issues, backgrounds in international education, and...
Sylvia Paull    
A special ed teacher who practices inclusion is like an aerial trapeze artist, swinging from bars to balance beam with a grace that defies the conventions of gravity. For 30 years, my youngest sister...
Samantha Meazell    
  In music, call and response is a technique where one musician offers a phrase and a second player answers with a direct commentary or response to the offered phrase. The musicians build on...
Applications are now being accepted for ISKME’s 2012-2013 OER Fellowship Program Next month we’ll embark on our fourth year of the OER Fellowship Program. Each fall we accept up to eight...
Letha Goger, MA, MLIS    January 12, 2013
It is a new school year and I still find myself instinctively gearing up for the pace and rigor of starting a new year. Until a few years ago, my work was in California public schools, coordinating...
Megan Simmons    September 06, 2012
Last week’s blog by ISKME’s Director of Research, Cynthia Jimes, focused on how institutions are supporting the development of social and emotional learning skills in students. This week we’ll get a...
My colleague Amee Godwin’s recent blog post about the importance of supporting students’ social emotional learning made me reflect on my own experiences as an undergraduate in journalism. In my...