College of Education
Office of the Dean
Welcome to the Marquette Educator blog!
Its primary purpose is to serve as a public forum on Education topics. Our intent is to present information in accurate, understandable, and engaging ways that enlighten, stimulate, and entertain.
As dean of the College, I anchor the blog. So, a fair number of the posts come from me. They’ll all be related to education in some way, whether the topics are political, pedagogical, or personal. Hopefully, the unique perspectives my job affords, along with who I am as a professional and human being, will make what I write interesting to read.
Special content for our blog comes from College of Education students, alumni, professionals and invited guests. They address timely and relevant topics related to education as well. In fact, any legitimate education topic is fair game.
Together, we will try to advance educational knowledge and practice and to develop a greater appreciation for both teaching and learning. Readers can help us to achieve these goals by responding to the posts, and we truly hope you will.
Blog discussions, at their best, will contribute to solutions for serious problems that plague education in the United States. Ideas and beliefs can percolate here, and we promise to do our best to respond to all thoughtful reactions in a respectful way. Our ongoing conversations with our readers have the potential to lead to authentic solutions.
On occasion, we will celebrate the successes of area teachers and others who champion education, as well as our Marquette students, faculty, and alumni. Through various features, schools and classrooms and other learning contexts will come alive.
Breaking education news will be reported when it occurs. Regularly scheduled posts will likely give way to emerging news that is pertinent to our readership.
The blog format gives voice to those who might otherwise be silent or ignored. We invite responses from any fair-minded person or entity with a genuine interest in the well being of those touched by education. Teachers, administrators, school board members, parents, community members, civic leaders, and students themselves are encouraged to post.
Those with a specific and deep interest in the Milwaukee education landscape are especially welcome. Fresh, astute, and promising thinking about our region’s schools and human services will take root with us.
To sum up, I feel truly fortunate to enjoy a special lens on education at the local, state, and national levels, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my insights and views, as well as those of our regular and guest bloggers, with our Marquette Educator audience. Please know that we very much look forward to your visits and to hearing from you.
Dr. Bill Henk, Dean