April 2014 Blog Posts (90)

2014 National Teacher of the Year: Let’s stop scapegoating teachers

The Answer Sheet

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Added by Michael Keany on April 30, 2014 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Common Core is even worse than I thought

Actually this is embarrassing. I write hostile articles about Common Core. I think I’m telling people the exact truth. And then I stumble on a new book that says things are Even Worse Than I’ve Been Saying.

OMG, that bad?!?

 In other words, this thing is not just at the level of a bad virus or a broken arm. This thing is toxic. It’s going…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 29, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Myth of Learning Styles By Peter DeWitt

The Myth of Learning Styles

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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2014 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Challenging “Gifted” Children Without Labeling Them by Scott Peters

Challenging “Gifted” Children Without Labeling Them

In this Education Week article, Scott Peters (University of Wisconsin/Whitewater), Scott Barry Kaufman (University of Pennsylvania), Michael Matthews (University of North Carolina/Charlotte), Matthew McBee (East Tennessee State University/Johnson City), and Betsy McCoach (University of Connecticut/Storrs) argue that when curriculum is delivered in an undifferentiated fashion, many students are…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

Should More Low-Income Students Apply to Highly Selective Colleges? - Michael Bastedo and Allyson Flaster

Should More Low-Income Students Apply to Highly Selective Colleges?

“Access to the nation’s most selective colleges remains starkly unequal, with students in the lowest income quartile constituting less than 4% of enrollment,” say Michael Bastedo and Allyson Flaster (University of Michigan/Ann Arbor) in this article in Educational Researcher. “Students in the top SES quartile comprise 69% of enrollment at institutions that admit fewer than a…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Test teachers, but first train them

Test teachers, but first train them

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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2014 at 8:08am — No Comments

Active Listening: The Key To Transforming Your Coaching By Elena Aguilar

Active Listening: The Key To Transforming Your Coaching

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Added by Michael Keany on April 28, 2014 at 1:22pm — No Comments

Travel changes thought by Annie Murphy Paul

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Added by Michael Keany on April 28, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Twenty-four Things Successful Schools Do by Christopher Woleyhand, Ph.D.

In 2007, Karin Chenoweth (@karinchenoweth) wrote a book titled It’s Being Done. Her work highlights numerous schools that are successful with diverse student populations. These schools prove that all students can learn when principals and teachers maintain high expectations and a commitment to the needs of each and every child.



Through a compelling narrative, Chenoweth identified 24 things that successful schools do to meet the needs of all students. How does your school measure… Continue

Added by Debbie Wooleyhand on April 28, 2014 at 9:19am — No Comments

Getting Into the Ivies by David Leonhardt





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Added by Michael Keany on April 28, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

Teaching is a Grind. by Bill Ferriter





Teaching is a Grind.



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Added by Michael Keany on April 27, 2014 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Education: Is There No Common Ground? By Peter DeWitt

Education: Is There No Common Ground?

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Added by Michael Keany on April 27, 2014 at 5:21pm — No Comments

Inequities in Student Discipline: What To Do About Them by Anne O'Brien



Inequities in Student Discipline: What To Do About Them

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Added by Michael Keany on April 25, 2014 at 7:11pm — No Comments

4 must-read books for educators By Allie Gross

4 must-read books for educators

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Added by Michael Keany on April 25, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

First, the basics. Then, the fancy stuff. Trust Malkin Dare on this.

One of the weirder ideas to hang around for much of the past century is  that children can start off with advanced, adult activities, without bothering to learn the facts of history, science, or anything else.

Sure they can.

 Malkin Dare, one of the few famous educators you can trust, has a long piece on her site titled "Ten Keys to Successful Teaching." I asked her for…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 25, 2014 at 4:36pm — No Comments

Transforming Coaching Conversations by Focusing on Three Words By Elena Aguilar

Transforming Coaching Conversations by Focusing on Three Words

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Added by Michael Keany on April 24, 2014 at 10:50am — No Comments

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