Archive for the 'Learning and Teaching'

Congratulations, we killed kindergarten

Apparently between 1998 and 2010 we killed kindergarten. Lots more testing. Much less music and...
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Getting children excited to stand in line

The Hechinger Report profiled a teacher who uses the Class Dojo behavior modification software to...
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Project-based learning at scale

Most schools that dive deep into project-based learning tend to be smaller charter or magnet...
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Seed-to-table at Gilmore City-Bradgate

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New literacies, anyone?

The Iowa Department of Education is soliciting feedback on the state’s literacy standards....
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Don’t underestimate Kelly Tenkely

It would be very easy to underestimate Kelly Tenkely. She’s young, she’s hip, she’s got a...
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3 killers of student creativity and ownership

Three killers of student creativity and ownership: The teacher and textbook are always right....
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Redesigning technology-infused lessons and units at ASB Unplugged

I facilitated three workshops at ASB Unplugged in Mumbai, India this year for international school...
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The Des Moines Register’s editorial on student retention is lazy and irresponsible

Dr. John Hattie, Professor of Education at the University of Auckland, spent 15 years synthesizing...
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The biggest indictment of our schools is not their failure to raise test scores

The latest results are available from the annual Gallup poll of middle and high school students....
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