Archive for the 'learning' tag

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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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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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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5 whys and 4 negotiables

I enjoyed Pam Lowe’s recent post about personalized learning. She asked four important questions:...
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Personalizing every student’s level of success

The Van Meter Schools have long been an incubator for innovation. Van Meter was one of our earliest...
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Rethinking learning time in Clear Lake

Clear Lake Middle School (CLMS) knew where it wanted to go. It just needed to put some new...
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