This is a recording of (and related links/resources for) a CEM kickoff keynote by Deborah Meier, How to Survive in Your Native Land.  Meier is a senior scholar at NYU’s Steinhardt School, and Board member  of the Coalition of Essential Schools, FairTest, SOS and Dissent amd The Matopm magazines.  She spent 45 years working in K-12th grade public schools in New York City (East Harem) and Boston (Roxbury) including leadership of several highly successful small  democratically run urban schools–the Central Park East schools and Mission Hill.    Her books include The Power of Their Ideas and In Schools We Trust.   In 1987 she was the first educator to receive a MacArthur “Genius” Award and currently blogs for Education Week with Diane Ravitch (Bridging Differences).


* Inspired by Deborah’s talk? Want to stay in touch, get involved with her work to improve education? A great place to start is the Education Week blog she co-writes with Diane Ravitch, Bridging Differences.

* Interested in more events like this?  There’s a whole collection of them to access on the CEM Kickoff page, and an even bigger (much bigger) fully searchable and browsable collection/calendar of CEM events and activities from 100+ participating organizations on the Connected Educator Month home page.

* Never been part of an online community or network before? Not sure you have what it takes yet?  A great place to get up to speed is CEM’s collection of connected educator starter resources, including a starter kit, our help desk, and more…

6 Responses to Kickoff Keynote: Deborah Meier

  1. Vickie Weiss says:

    I just found out about this webinar and have another commitment that I can not change. Will this session be archived. My hero is Deborah Meier! Thank you.

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  2. I am finding it hard to download Blackboard. I’ve used it many times on this computer but it must be a different version. I’ll watch the archive as well. Sorry!

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  3. Wanting to share with colleagues.

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  4. Sharing with colleagues.

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  5. Trever Reeh says:

    How do you find the archives?

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