Archive for the 'Learning and Teaching'

When will we be ready?

We see it every day in nearly every class. The students lean way back, eyes drowsy, barely paying...
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Which schools are the true ‘miracles?’

Let’s imagine that we lived in an era in which change was occurring incredibly rapidly. An era in...
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What kind of learning environments do high-poverty minority students deserve?

Paul Thomas says: The public narrative around KIPP is based on embracing an authoritarian and...
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Ames High band: Modeling innovation, risk-taking, and feedback

I’m pretty impressed with the Ames High School band directors. Not only are Chris Ewan and Andrew...
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What would be your reasoning NOT to connect your students to the world?

Laura Gilchrist said: Twitter allows educators to connect and interact with resources, ideas,...
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For our students, how often are academics and enjoyment the same thing?

Daniel Ching said: Somewhere along the way, someone convinced American society that breadth is...
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Toward better technology integration: Introducing trudacot

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Test makers should not be driving instruction

In a post about the difficulty of New York’s Common Core assessments, Robert Pondiscio said: ...
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Reader interest trumps passage readability?

Alfie Kohn said: intrinsic motivation – has a huge empirical base of support in...
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Redefining ‘rigor’

Tedd Wakeman said: We’ve always defined, as an educational community, rigor as being a lot of...
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