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Scott McLeod

Associate Professor of Educational Administration, Iowa State University

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky. He also is the Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE), the nation’s only academic center dedicated to the technology needs of school administrators, and was a co-creator of the wildly popular video series, Did You Know? (Shift Happens). He has received numerous national awards for his technology leadership work, including recognitions from the cable industry, Phi Delta Kappa, and the National School Boards Association. In Spring 2011 he was a Visiting Canterbury Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Dr. McLeod blogs regularly about technology leadership issues at Dangerously Irrelevant and Mind Dump, and occasionally at The Huffington Post. He can be reached at scottmcleod.net.

Teach Wisely, Teach Well

The Current Landscape These are challenging times in the current landscape of learning and teaching. The standards movement is pressing upon us and students and teachers are being measured in […]

Help Me to Help You

I was honored when Scott asked for my contribution to this series of posts on what teacher want from an administrator. It just so happens I have a thought or […]

A Simple Request

What do teachers need from administrators? Inherent in that question, I see a fundamental problem with education both in public schools and in private schools. And that is that we […]

Ignore The Test

It’s not “OK” for us to simply abstain from teaching kids to think simply based on the fact that we have to administer a test at the end of the […]

The Calculator Wars

The use of a graphing calculator is considered an integral part of the AP Calculus course, and is permissible on parts of the AP Calculus Exams. Students should use this […]

Mathematics En Masse

So far I’ve covered a technological and an ideological problem. This one’s logistical. Specifically, in a discipline where one question can have many answers, it’s easy to set up a […]

Whither Competition?

Now, this may seem like I’m contradicting the opinion of the guest blogger last week. However, I’m not referring to the endless pursuit of rankings and grades. I’m meaning the […]

Assessing Assessments

This is not an advertisement for The Education Trust, nor is it an endorsement of all that The Education Trust stands for.  This post is merely my commentary on one […]

No Need for “Brown Eyes”

Thus far, I have posted about educational conspiracy, challenging the competitive nature of schools, and assessing assessments.  What follows is a topic near and dear to everyone’s career and workplace.  […]

Open Thread: Square Pegs

Aside from serving as one of two Assistant Principals in my high school, I am also lucky enough to supervise three departments, one of which is Special Education.  I do […]