Steve Drummond http://ktep.org en The 3 Questions To Ask In Any Classroom http://ktep.org/post/3-questions-ask-any-classroom It's a frequent complaint in education journalism: Reporters should spend less time at school board meetings and get into a classroom to find out what's really going on.<p>For reporters, though, that's a challenge and a risk, because lots of good journalists don't know what to look for in a busy classroom. How do you know if what you're seeing is "good" or not? After all, reporters aren't professional educators. And they're often under deadline.<p>Sometimes, this can even backfire — when a quick visit to add "color" to a story leads to shortcuts or hasty conclusions. Tue, 27 May 2014 11:07:00 +0000 Steve Drummond 41462 at http://ktep.org The 3 Questions To Ask In Any Classroom From Weapons To Fashion, Crimea's Indelible Mark On History http://ktep.org/post/weapons-fashion-crimeas-indelible-mark-history For history nerds, it's fascinating to see the word "Crimea" back in the news. The last time this peninsula on the Black Sea dominated world headlines was nearly 160 years ago. (Winston Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Joseph Stalin met there at the town of Yalta in 1945, but that wasn't really about the region.)<p>The Crimean War of 1853-1856 pitted the Russians against the British Empire, France, the Ottoman Empire and Sardinia. Russia lost. That's about all you need to know about the geopolitics. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 19:19:00 +0000 Steve Drummond 35892 at http://ktep.org From Weapons To Fashion, Crimea's Indelible Mark On History