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Tim Holt

Tim Holt is an educator and writer, with over 33 years experience in education and opines on education-related topics here and on his own award-winning blog: HoltThink. He values your feedback.

November, 2018

  • 20 November

    Op-Ed: Why Do You Think Criticism Is Hate?

    HATE:VERB hates (third person present) · hated (past tense) · hated (past participle) · hating (present participle) feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone). Before you read this, let me make this perfectly clear: I …

  • 13 November

    Op-Ed: You Can Do This With Technology

    Whenever you hear someone say that laptops or tablets in education are just “gizmos” just give them this list and ask: How many of these things can students do without tech? See a van Gogh so …

  • 6 November

    Op-Ed: Who Do You Want To Work For?

    My wife recently completed her certification work to become a campus administrator in Texas. That got me thinking about how jobs are advertised in school districts. Most of it is pretty bland, non-inspiring and well, …

  • 3 November

    Tim Holt’s 10 Questions: Erik Wahl, Author of “UNthink” & “The Spark and the Grind

    Faithful readers of this column know that I occasionally will ask authors of books I find interesting to answer a few questions. I am always grateful for these very busy people that take the time …

October, 2018

  • 30 October

    Op-Ed: What if We had Listened to the Gizmo Haters?

    A common practice of those that enjoy criticizing school districts, superintendents, school boards and educational practices in general is to take on topics that they know little or nothing about. Instructional technology makes a great …

  • 27 October

    Tim Holt’s 10 Questions: ‘Future Wise’ Author Dr. David Perkins

    Everyone that reads this column knows that – on occasion – I like to interview authors of books that I think my readers should give consideration to. One such book is Future Wise: Educating Our …

  • 23 October

    Op-Ed: Are we Teaching our Kids to Write Like This?

    I was turned on to this article some time ago that appeared in the New York Times Magazine “A Game of Shark and Minnow” which describes the story of eight men in the Philippine Navy …

  • 20 October

    Tim Holt’s 10 Questions: Sparking Breakthrough Ideas

    Warren Berger is author of “A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas.” As many of you know, I love to ask authors of books I am reading, about their thinking …

  • 16 October

    Op-Ed: Why Don’t You Help Parents with Ed Tech?

    I recently was asked to answer a questions for a tv report about edtech in the classroom.  My answer was never used in the report, so I thought I would share it with you. “Do …

  • 13 October

    Tim Holt’s 10 Questions: Rewiring Education

    John Couch is a former (and FIRST) Apple VP of Education and has written, along with Jason Towne, an excellent primer for anyone that wants to understand how tech can be used properly to transform …

  • 9 October

    Op-Ed: Grading With No Purpose

    When I was a sophomore at Texas A&M I remember taking an Organic Chemistry class from a new professor who, I became convinced, had never taught a class before. When the first test came around, …

  • 2 October

    Op-Ed: Keeping the Carpool Running

    Imagine that you are the owner of a car that is used everyday for a carpool. You and three of your colleagues pile into your car every morning and drive 20 miles to work. In …

September, 2018

  • 25 September

    Op-Ed: Propaganda

    When I was in 7th grade or thereabouts, I remember Mrs. Aunie allowing some of us that finished our work early to play a game called “Propaganda.” Each player was given an example type of …

  • 18 September

    Op-Ed: Heroic Perspectives

    Perspective and point of view are some things that are sorely lacking in much of our student’s educational experience. The ability to see a topic from more than one person’s viewpoint is essential for students …

  • 11 September

    Op-Ed: Thank you Nike.

    Let’s take a moment to thank Nike. Thank them for taking part in the ongoing civics lesson began by the Black Lives Matter movement, continued by Colin Kaepernick as the San Francisco quarterback and then …

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