The Work of Creating Culture
“Happiness is not just a mood—it’s a work ethic.”
Earlier this month we welcomed author and researcher Dr. Kathy Cramer to campus as she launched her new book Lead Positive. Dr. Cramer’s work in Asset-Based Thinking has been the cornerstone of our work in [...]
Are Standardized Tests the Super Bowl of Education?
I, like many, have a great deal of respect for Peyton Manning. He has achieved much as a football player and has shared his success with others, including his tremendous support for a Central Indiana children’s hospital.
While he is [...]
Editor’s Note: The IPS/Butler Lab School will soon start the hiring process for the 2014–2015 school year. There are several opportunities available, and we are actively seeking both new and experienced teachers who are ready to be part of this dynamic education community. The school is inspired by the [...]Continue Reading →
A free film showing and discussion of REJECT is scheduled Wednesday, January 15, at 3 p.m. in Butler University’s Howard L. Schrott Center for the Arts.
Acclaimed at the Indianapolis Heartland Film Festival and the Cleveland Film Festival, the 90-minute documentary follows real stories of youths facing social rejection and responding with violence. It [...]Continue Reading →
Have you noticed that during times of political turmoil, a common chastising comment to leaders on both sides of the aisle to “Stop acting like children!”?
What an insult to our children.
In fact, rather than framing the behavior as childish, [...]Continue Reading →
“We may not all be Dali or Degas. But today we must all be designers.”
— Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind
At the Butler Homecoming this month, it was wonderful to see so many alumni return and reconnect with members of the College of [...]
Want to Work at the COE? We have an opening!
Instructor of Special Education
Butler University, College of Education
The College of Education is searching for a new colleague with expertise in special education for a position beginning August 2014. This three year instructor position offers the opportunity to provide undergraduate and graduate instruction [...]Continue Reading →
We know how much amazing work is being done in the field of education by our alumni, and we are hoping to do a better job of keeping up with all of you! Have you recently been recognized, won an award, taken a new position, presented, published, etc? We want to know about it and [...]Continue Reading →
This great article by USA Today focuses on blended learning in Indianapolis charter schools. Dr. Furuness and Dr. Esteves contributed their thoughts and experience with blended learning or the “flipped classroom”- it’s a great read and a good conversation starter on the topic of online learning and how it impacts the role of the [...]Continue Reading →
This month Dr. Maya Angelou is a guest speaker on the Butler University campus. I have drawn inspiration from her work for many years.
The timing of her visit and the beginning of a new school year create a perfect opportunity for reflection on Gratitude, Courage, and [...]Continue Reading →