Digital Noses, Z-Tests, and Expansion: Week 25, Year 4, Iowa BIG

[This post is one in a larger series of posts detailing my day-to-day conversations, projects, and thoughts while running Iowa BIG; if I don’t write this stuff down I forget how amazing my students and colleagues are and I get “win creep” so bad. Iowa BIG is an initiative-based high school option in Cedar Rapids,… Read more Digital Noses, Z-Tests, and Expansion: Week 25, Year 4, Iowa BIG

These Misconceptions Are Keeping School in the 1960’s

I have to admit that I’m livid right now. Not at the so-called education professionals that constantly call into question the validity of Iowa BIG despite having no experience doing anything other than academia. No. I’m angry because the system of schools is based on fear—fear from parents that without the repetitive yet ineffective experience of… Read more These Misconceptions Are Keeping School in the 1960’s