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Episode 127 of "Let's Fix Education"
American K-12 drifts ever downward. If you doubt that, this podcast is for you.
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For years I’ve claimed there are few good ideas left in K-12. The good ideas have been…Continue
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You say that we cannot successfully teach comprehension skills like main idea. But our standards require that we teach main idea, and our state tests ask main idea questions to assess whether our students are accomplishing that goal. I don’t get it, your advice on this is not…Continue
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From Peter DeWitt
The principal opened the meeting and asked his staff to take the first 15 minutes and call as many parents as possible during those 15 minutes to share something good about their children.
The teachers returned to the meeting completely different from when they entered 15 minutes earlier. They were excited and noisy when they re-entered the meeting.” They shared stories about how grateful the parents…Continue
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Create a best-selling book with ChatGPT.
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The Dim Bulb
The Occasional Musings of an Educator
by Michael Keany
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THE MEANING OF THE LUCY CALKINS FIASCO
Please, everyone read this and confront what it's saying. This woman created a new version of Whole Word, i.e., another way to sell sight-words to unsuspecting victims. Basically…Continue
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Going back almost 90 years, the hard left wanted to use the public schools as a way to change the world.
Roughly in 1921, sight-words were forced into the public schools, and we've had nothing but decline ever since. (The professors knew it would flop thanks to Dr. Samuel Orton's research.)
Now, we have reached a stage of general bewilderment. The Education Establishment cannot tell the truth about anything that it does. They want dumbing down. Can they say…Continue
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Blast from the Past: This posting originally appeared on August 30, 2015 and reposted August 19, 2023. Issues about whether students should be taught at grade level or instructional level continue to plague the field of reading education. Since this first posted,…Continue
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