Archive for the 'Mind Dump'

Suppressing students’ creativity and inquiry

Jeff Herzberg said: What are we doing that suppresses students’ natural creativity and...
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The lack of evidence supporting the use of student test scores to rank teachers is staggering

Jason Glass said: For a policy that practically every public school system in the nation is...
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Thinking about charter schools

Stephen Dyer says: I get and am sympathetic to the argument that kids need opportunities to...
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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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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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Education is and always has been a civil rights issue

Alan Aja said: Education is and always has been a civil rights issue. Children of color deserve...
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What testing should do for us

John Robinson said: ‘We would like to dethrone measurement from its godly position, to...
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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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