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Summer Reading Recommendations from CMK 2010 Faculty

Summer Reading Suggestions Here is a list of suggested reading by written by CMK 2010 faculty or recommended by them. Whether you can join us July 12-15th or not, learning is a lifelong pursuit fueled by the powerful ideas and joy contained within the pages of the following books! James Loewen Constructing Modern Knowledge attempts […]

Creative Computing & the Case for Project-based Learning

A few nights ago, I led a webinar for old friends in the State of Victoria (Australia) as part of an online course/seminar/learning community focused on issues surrounding effective 1:1 computing. The course is called 1 to 1 Next Steps. My webinar was entitled, “Creative Computing and the Case for Project-based Learning.” You may now […]

Rethinking Homework – Suggested Questionnaires for Parents

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 guest speaker, Alfie Kohn, just published a provocative article suggesting meaningful questionnaires for parents regarding the value of homework. This is an important discussion for every community. These questions excerpted from his book, The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing, are well worth reading and […]

Alfie Kohn Tackles “Common Core Standards”

Check out the transcript chronicling a debate between Alfie Kohn and Gene Wilhoit, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers. The subject of the debate was national curriculum, I mean “common core standards.” Alfie Kohn: “There’s a strong political interest in representing national standards as being merely “core” standards and to emphasize […]

Alfie Kohn Rejects National Standards

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 Guest Speaker Alfie Kohn has published a stunning new article, Debunking the Case for National Standards: One-Size-Fits-All Mandates and Their Dangers. It should be required reading for anyone concerned with democracy and long-term viability of public education. I’ve often said that national standards, even those thinly disguised under mischievous pseudonyms like […]

Alfie Kohn Returns to Constructing Modern Knowledge!

Provocative author, speaker and educator Alfie Kohn has agreed to be part of the faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2010 – July 12-15, 2009 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Kohn is the bestselling author of some of the most influential education books of the past 20 years, including: Punished by Rewards, The Homework Myth and What […]

The CMK 2009 Library

Constructing Modern Knowledge creates a material-rich learning environment filled with technology, art supplies, toys and books. This bookstore from CMK09 features books by Constructing Modern Knowledge 2009 speakers – Deborah Meier, Lella Gandini, Peter Reynolds, Cynthia Solomon and Lesa Snider. Here is a link to a large selection of books including, but not limited to […]