Archive for the 'teaching' tag

Redefining ‘rigor’

Tedd Wakeman said: We’ve always defined, as an educational community, rigor as being a lot of...
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Should our first goal really be to preserve the structure?

Justin Schwamm said: Two decades ago, before the great push for higher standards and more...
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Why meaningful math problems are defined out of online assessments

Dan Meyer said: at this moment in history, computers are not a natural working medium for...
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The REAL international story of American education

Linda Darling-Hammond said: Federal policy under No Child Left Behind (NCLB) and the Department...
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In many cases your student peers aren’t burdensome, they’re essential

Dan Meyer said: most software for individualized instruction fails to connect learners in the...
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What would my own kids think?

Kirk Vandersall said: My two measures when observing classrooms: Would I put my kids in this...
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‘Managing students’ technology’ equals ‘forcing them to sit and listen’

Calvin Hennick wrote: NetSupport’s Kingsley is more skeptical. He laughs at the notion that...
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One of the most destructive ways to raise a child is with ‘conditional regard’

Alfie Kohn said: Fury over the possibility that kids will get off too easy or feel too good...
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If you’re functionally equivalent to a YouTube video…

Dan Meyer said: Teachers are a great medium for lots of things that a YouTube video isn’t....
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Thinkers v. producers

In How Children Fail, John Holt makes the following distinction: producers - students who are...
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