Archive for the 'Learning and Teaching'

“I tried giving my students some agency two years ago and it didn’t work”

A couple of months ago I keynoted a STEM conference in Syracuse, New York. I talked a lot about the...
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Is the emphasis in your school on punishment and compliance or autonomy and dignity?

When I was in high school, we didn’t have an ‘open campus.’ We were supposed to stay...
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Schools are supposed to help students master the dominant information landscape of their time

Our new information landscape is digital bits in the ether instead of ink dots on paper. There is...
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The chasm between math research and classroom practice

Steve Leinwand and Steve Fleischmann said: In mathematics instruction, a chasm exists between...
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Headwinds or tailwinds?

David Brooks said over at the New York Times: The crucial social divide today is between those...
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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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