What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say?

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NancyCP-216x324Question:  What would Matt Damon’s mom say and who cares?  Answer:  We all should!

Matt Damon’s mom, also known as Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige, is an early childhood scholar who knows what she’s talking about when it comes to education.  Yes, Matt–her son–is an awesome actor with a lot to say about education, but let’s face it, he’s just another celebrity with an opinion.  If you’re looking for expert analysis concerning public education policy then “Mom Knows Best.”  Especially Matt Damon’s mom!

Below are extended clips with Matt’s MOM–Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige.

WWMDMS – 3/08/17

I wonder if Matt Damon’s Mom would like to hear Denisha Jones on BustEd Pencils?

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WWMDMS – 2/22/17

Punk Rock and Education Great again! Is it possible?  Lets ask Matt’s Mom.

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WWMDMS – 2/08/17

Are charter schools public or private? Let’s ask Matt Damon’s Mom!

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WWMDMS – 1/25/17

I’m sure Matt Damon’s Mom must love pedal desks. Right?

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WWMDMS – 1/11/17

Does Matt Damon’s Mom have a favorite Barry Lane song?

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WWMDMS – 11/10/16

Do we have a teacher shortage or exodus and what about “fast track” teacher preparation?  What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say?

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WWMDMS – 10/14/16

The education reform movement is failing because of teachers! Really? WWMDMS?

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WWMDMS – 9/21/16

Matt’s Mom has zero tolerance for “zero tolerance.”

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WWMDMS – 8/26/16

Cops or Counselors in Classrooms?  What will Nancy say about this?

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WWMDMS – 8/5/16

Fast track Teacher Education vs Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige.

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WWMDMS – 7/8/16

If we released well adjusted humans back into the population I wonder what Matt Damon’s Mom would say?

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WWMDMS – 6/17/16

Did Matt’s Mom just say that? Of course she did. She was talking about Donald Trump.

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WWMDMS – 5/20/16

Special Tribute to Howard Zinn from Matt Damon’s Mom.

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WWMDMS – 5/9/16

High school students walked out of school in Boston a few months ago.  Now the Nation has highlighted two of the student “walkers.”  I wonder what Matt Damon’s Mom would say about students that “walk out” of school?

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WWMDMS – 4/22/16

Technology, One to One computing, Personalized Learning, Digital Competencies, Blah, Blah, Blah. Is it good for kids? Before you decide, make sure you listen to what Matt Damon’s Mom has to say first.

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WWMDMS – 4/8/16

The is “no excuse” not to listen to Matt’s Mom deconstruct “no excuses” practices in schools.

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WWMDMS – 3/26/16

If you’re a lazy student who just doesn’t give a $h!# about school, have you ever wondered what Matt Damon’s Mom has to say about you?  Well listen up.

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WWMDMS – 3/11/16

Can you believe some some people now want to measure such things as joy and determination with standardized tests?  Really? Joy and a standardized test? How about authentic assessment? What say you Nancy?

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WWMDMS – 2/26/16

Dr. Jill Stein is the Green Party candidate for President of the United States.  Who knew?  Matt Damon’s mom did and wait till you hear what she has to say about this 3rd party candidate.  Listen now.

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WWMDMS – 2/12/16

Considering that Nancy is a teacher educator I wonder what she thinks about “alternative” teacher credentialing?  Listen up!

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WWMDMS – 1/29/16

Nancy has had a lot to say about the common core in the past. I wonder what else she has to say about the common core?

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WWMDMS – 1/15/16

Check it out!  Nancy (Matt’s Mom) has something to share about Alfie Kohn.

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WWMDMS – 1/8/16

Bad Ass Teachers.  I wonder what Matt Damon’s Mom would say about the BATS considering how Badass she is?

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WWMDMS – 11/17/15

Denisha Jones

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WWMDMS – 10/26/15

Attacking the achievement gap authentically.  According to Nancy what might that look like?

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WWMDMS – 6/3/15

Can you believe Dr. Nancy Carlsson-Paige?  Since when did children need art and music.  Well according to Matt’s Mom, they all do.

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WWMDMS – 4/10/15

In this third episode of BustED Pencils the issue of poverty rears its ugly head in the trending news.  Is poverty simply an excuse for lazy teachers or does poverty create challenging conditions for teaching and learning?  Great question.  What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say?

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WWMDMS – 2/26/15

What is this Common Core stuff?  Where did it come from and who actually produced the standards? Listen to Nancy for this primer on the Common Core State Standards.

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WWMDMS – 12/1/14

This week Nancy comments on Arne Duncan’s inability and lack of qualifications to be Secretary of Education.

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