April 2019 Blog Posts (40)

What's the effect of teachers' unions on schools?

What's the effect of teachers' unions on schools?

Two studies found different conclusions on how teachers' unions affect schools. One study found that stronger unions helped drive more money into classrooms and improved student learning, while the other study found that, in Wisconsin, weaker unions led to more college…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2019 at 9:50am — No Comments

How to teach diverse learners without sacrificing rigor

How to teach diverse learners without sacrificing rigor

Rather than approaching differentiation as "making it easier" for some students, Barbara Blackburn suggests a strategy that assures lessons will be rigorous while also giving struggling learners the supports they need. Her example involves tiering an informational reading lesson. …
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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2019 at 9:46am — No Comments

4 tips to help launch experiential learning

4 tips to help launch experiential learning

4 tips to help launch experiential learning
(Finnbarr Webster/Getty Images)
Experiential learning activities help students learn by doing, assert doctoral students Taylor…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 29, 2019 at 9:44am — No Comments

Could Proven Programs Eliminate Gaps in Elementary Reading Achievement? by Robert E. Slavin

Could Proven Programs Eliminate Gaps in Elementary Reading Achievement?
Robert E. Slavin…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 26, 2019 at 9:37am — No Comments

Bill Gates and Common Core -- WHAT HAPPENED?

Progressive education continues to metastasize in weird and dangerous ways. Even Bill Gates is not safe.

The problem from the beginning (I.e. John Dewey) is that our Education Establishment was generally anti-academic, anti-American, and anti-achievement. To reach their goals, our professors of education would pretend to believe even the nuttiest theories and methods. Most recently, that meant embracing Common Core,…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 24, 2019 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Ed-Tech Utopia Is Over – by Steven F. Wilson

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Added by Michael Keany on April 24, 2019 at 1:33pm — No Comments

WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AND HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF by Larry Aronstein

WHAT THEY’RE LOOKING FOR AND HOW TO PRESENT YOURSELF

 

Everything you write and say should contribute to building an attractive and effective narrative. Your narrative is the story you tell about yourself as a candidate. This includes your resume and cover letter, how you present yourself physically, your answers to the interviewers’ questions, the questions you ask, your letters of reference, and what your references say…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on April 20, 2019 at 4:15pm — No Comments

Socialism versus Education: Education Doesn't Stand a Chance

Never mind the sweet promises.

Socialism is primarily concerned with power to arrange and rearrange a society. Everything else is secondary.

In the USA, Socialists want to use public schools as a road to power. This was John Dewey's master plan. Take over the ed schools, indoctrinate the teachers, and send them out to indoctrinate the young. A very simple and powerful plan, as we have seen for the last hundred years. But to make it work, the Education…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on April 17, 2019 at 7:03pm — No Comments

Study: Art is a catalyst for science learning

Study: Art is a catalyst for science learning

Study: Art is a catalyst for science learning
(Pixabay)
Fifth-grade students are better able to remember what they learn in science class when art is incorporated into…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 17, 2019 at 9:20am — No Comments

The attributes of resilient people by Dennis Sparks

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Added by Michael Keany on April 17, 2019 at 9:03am — No Comments

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