Consulting Services

Draft Ideas for BU Summer Course

  • Ideas for BU course on Current Topics in Education

    Weekly twitter chat

    Weekly webinar

    Face to face meeting in May before students leave

    Face to face meeting just before school starts in fall


    Write a blog post summarizing what you learned about a specific topic. Write it as if you are giving advice to parents and educators regarding trends and what to look for.

    Facilitate a webinar and a tweeter chat

    Group project on a topic – Each group should create and post a slideshow and facilitate a webinar on a topic of choice.

    Create your own professional learning network and submit a description.

    Self Assessment Expectation: Students will assess their efforts, production, and participation during the course and defend their expected grade.

    Possible Topics in no special order:

    Learning theory

    Learning Practices
    Flipped/Mastery Classrooms
    BYOD/ 1:1
    Project-based learning

    Standardized Testing pros and cons, cheating, opting out efforts

    Grading practices including getting rid of grades and/or replacing them with badges

    Anti bullying efforts (sexting should also be mentioned here)

    MOOC’s, blended learning, and other online learning issues including skipping college and taking charge of your own learning

    The fact that about half of high school grands need remedial college courses

    Using computer games for learning

    Topics in special education
    Response to intervention
    Increase in ADHD diagnosis and abuse of ADHD medication
    Increase in autism diagnosis

    Reduced funding from states for K-12 and Higher Ed – The cost of college and student loan debt

    Home Schooling trends

    Social media in education – Should schools use it or block it?

    Entrepreneurship in education K-12 and higher ed

    Student and teacher blogging

    Skype in the classroom

    The impact of Internet porn on students and student-parent relationships – What role should schools have in preparing children

    Innovations in teacher preparation and professional development (PLNs)

    Educational innovations on the BU campus

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10 Responses to “Consulting Services”

  1. Len Rosen says:

    Hi Doug,

    Noticed your interest in Recess and wanted to thank you. We want to get the word out to every teacher.

    How can we work together to help us both succeed?

    Len Rosen

  2. Len:
    Think your customers can profit from my free resources.
    Let me know if you want my opinion on anything.
    I don’t charge unless we talk about something that would
    take more time. Doug

  3. Robert Parks says:

    Dear Dr. Green,
    I’m also a retired educator, spending my time developing the Wordsmyth Educational Dictionary resources. ( When our picture dictionary is finished, we will be able to offer a continuous record of use of dictionary and vocabulary activities. I’m wondering if you have any experience with/interest in the idea of whole school vocabulary programs.
    Bob Parks

  4. Good day !

    I’am Potri Hafisah Macadaya a third year nursing student from Philippines. I’ve read about your research on work family conflict entitle “Relationships among the nurse work environment, self-nurturance and life satisfaction” on pubmed. I find it a very interesting topic. It caught out attention, especially that is usually a major issue in a hospital setting. My group mates and I are on the process of making thesis. We are hoping that you’ll be able to help us. We are kindly asking if you can lead us a copy of it including your questionnaires. This will be great help not only for us but also for the other female nurses in our society. Your reply will be much appreciated.

    Thank you

  5. I think you have the wrong Doug Green. Try Google again. Good luck.

  6. Amanda Cellai says:

    I have applied to school to start the EdD program. My desire is work in curriculum and instruction. The program I applied to is an EdD in curriculum, instruction, teaching and leadership. I do not have an admin degree and have been teaching 10 years. When people look at a PhD and an EdD are they equal in education? From what I have read in comparing the two an EdD is for someone like me wanting to use it in practice no strictly research. What are your thoughts about an EdD vs a PhD?

    Thank you.

  7. Typically, EdD’s are more practical and PhD’s are more theoretical. I have an EdD but I know
    people with PhD’s that have degrees that are just as practical as mine. If you want to do
    a dissertation study that involves investigating what’s going on in schools it will be by
    nature be a practical/theoretical blend. It seems that most people see these degrees as
    equivalent. When I did my doctoral work, I already had my administrative degree. Since then
    the program I was in now allows students to get administrative certification as they work
    on their doctorate. Let me know if you want to talk. email to and I can
    give you my phone number and good times to call. Good luck.

  8. incluido ustedes a mi blogroll.

  9. Uncle says:

    Hello Dr. Green, I was contemplating a Ph.D but during the course of my Master’s I discovered I am more of a hands-on person, not enthused about conceptual and theoretical pursuits, but I am struggling with deciding whether to go for an ED.d since I like to practice. Can you advise me on quality programs to consider? thanks

  10. I have an EdD in Education theory and practice. It combines the two pretty well. I am also pretty hands on, but you need to understand the theory that drives what you do with your hands. I am only familiar with my program at Binghamton University (NY), which I was very happy with. That said, any program is mostly what you make of it. When I was assigned papers during my course work I tried to get them published and was successful with five of them. I big key is your dissertation advisor and your committee, which included two others in my case. Look for people who are not likely to be moving. You chair at least should have tenure. This increases the chance that the person will stay. The hard part will probably be coming up with a research plan and getting it improved. Once that happens you just have to put your nose to the grindstone and do what you said you were going to do. Let me know if you what to talk. You can send your phone number to me at Good luck.

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