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Francesca Kaplan Grossman
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Francesca Kaplan Grossman is a member of the inaugural cohort of
the Doctor of Education Leadership program at the Harvard Graduate
School of Education. With colleague Beth Rabbitt, she co-founded and
runs Good to Know featuring the
awesome ideas and happenings in education today. Previously Francesca
was the Director of Leadership Development for the SAB group, and was
Co-Founder and Director of SWAP (supporting women artists project), a
non-profit dedicated to women artists and public school girls. She
began her career as a teacher and continues to teach both children and
adults so that they can be empowered to improve the education sector. She lives with her exceptionally wonderful husband and two lovely little monsters in Newton, MA.

Entries by Francesca Kaplan Grossman

I Tried the 'kon-mari' Method of Tidying Up and Was Left Feeling Empty

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 3:28 PM


Like every other person, it seems, I just read the life-changing magic of tidying up; the Japanese art of decluttering and organizing by marie kondo - the on-purpose-lower-case- titled clutter-fighting manual (3 million copies sold!).

I read it while standing in line...

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Lisa Bonchek Adams, Tweeting Cancer and Loneliness

(4) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 11:19 AM

There are few things worse than feeling lonely. Loneliness comes, in my experience, from the most surprising places. You can have a stable of caring, supporting friends, a solid family, a husband, a sister, a cat, and you can still feel it. Because loneliness does not always come from the...

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I Have Finally Found The Calm That Protects Me

(10) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 3:21 PM

I am really good at growing things. When I was 16, I found a small, round marble under my right nipple. When I was 22, I was brave enough to have it removed. When I was 23, I found out I had been growing all of this extra inflamed tissue...

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Asking Ourselves the Big Questions in Education

(8) Comments | Posted March 3, 2013 | 11:28 AM

Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.

We believe the Internet can provide a platform for engaging in rich learning, for sparking in children and adults alike a sense of...

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The Surprising Way My Husband Helps My Parenting

(64) Comments | Posted February 12, 2013 | 11:40 AM

I spend a lot of time blaming my husband for things. Leaving his dirty socks in the middle of the floor, caking the bathroom with sticky film, letting our son stay up too late, plopping our daughter in front of too much TV. I blame him when he travels for...

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Jealousy, Judgment and Motherhood

(33) Comments | Posted January 15, 2013 | 11:18 AM

My friend @megdonohue just tweeted, "'Nonworking mother' is an oxymoron. Show me a mother, and I'll show you a woman working her ass off."

I wish my first thought had been: "Ha! I agree, great one Meg!" But, I'll admit it, instead it was: "How did she have time to...

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Real Innovation in Education Is About the Internet

(14) Comments | Posted November 14, 2012 | 6:17 PM

We are the first people to admit that when it comes to the digital age, we've been under a rock. We are not digital natives. We are so far behind most technological innovation that we scoff at the term late adopter; we are "after adopters." That said, we are constantly...

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