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Archive for February, 2008

Malcolm Gladwell, in his book Blink, talks about the snap decisions human beings make and their accuracy. The book is a fascinating read that touches on a wide range of subject matter. One chapter of the book, interestingly enough, talks about an experiment on evaluating teachers done by Tufts psychologist Nalini Ambady.
In her series of [...]

Congratulations to the newly announced 28 semifinalists for the 2008 Minnesota Teacher of the Year honor!
Personally, it was a treat to be able to get a chance to learn about so many wonderful teachers in Minnesota during the first stage of the process. I’ve mentioned this in speeches, but seeing so many fine candidates for [...]