Around the Web: Content Matters

In Education Week America, Peter W. Cookson Jr. argues that we need to overhaul the U.S. Department of Education, and he has a plan for turning it into “the world’s leading research-and-development center for the creation and dissemination of 21st-century learning.” Part of that plan involves thinking globally about education. Madeleine F. Green defines global…

Around the Web: New Year, New Semester

Happy New Year! With the start of a new semester comes the opportunity to tweak your teaching persona and to try a couple of new approaches. Faculty Focus reports the results of a survey in which students were asked to describe their ideal professor and their typical professor, and suggests one way to bridge the gap:…