May 2018 Blog Posts (35)

Arguing with Scissors

Arguing with Scissors

by Peter Greene

Some days it seems to me that all of our education problems come down to just one problem-- as a country, we're cheap.



We want an educational system that's a shiny new Lexus, but we…
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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2018 at 9:34am — No Comments

Power Up Your Spaces by Eric Sheninger

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Added by Michael Keany on May 31, 2018 at 9:26am — No Comments

Trauma-Informed Culture by Jonathan T. Jefferson

Trauma-Informed Culture

Jonathan T. Jefferson

 

            Trauma-informed cultures are cognizant of the fact that their clients have been traumatized and will present with a host of issues that they seek to relieve without further negative impacts.  It is…

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Added by Jonathan T. Jefferson on May 29, 2018 at 9:00am — No Comments

"My kid can't read. What should I do?"

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It's a common problem in the US. Children in the second and third grades, even the fourth and fifth grades, are struggling readers. They guess; they skip ahead; they search for clues from context; they look at pictures to read words. Did I mention they guess? Typically, these children are unsuccessful in most school subjects and very unhappy.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 26, 2018 at 4:30pm — No Comments

DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids

Betsy DeVos is pictured. | Getty Images


“That’s a school decision. It’s a local community decision,” Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said. | Win McNamee/Getty Images





DeVos: Schools should decide whether to report undocumented kids



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Added by Michael Keany on May 26, 2018 at 10:08am — No Comments

Being Interviewed by a Board of Education by Larry Aronstein

Being Interviewed by a Board of Education

 

 

Over the last several years boards of education have become more actively involved in interviewing and selecting candidates for leadership positions. State law dictates that only the Board can make personnel appointments. Of course, board members are elected officials and as such they have their own…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on May 21, 2018 at 10:30am — No Comments

Aldous Huxley's Brave New World explains how our Education Establishment creates illiteracy

An interesting new look at Aldous Huxley’s most famous book. 

All those famous scenes of embryos in glass jars were not about the industrial technology but about a very simple gimmick unseen at the center of the process. Something is not there. Something the organism desperately needs. And this deprivation is the gimmick that is replicated billions of times in our elementary schools, where children are not…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on May 19, 2018 at 4:55pm — No Comments

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

Follow these makerspace ideas to get the most out of your creative learning environment.
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Added by Michael Keany on May 19, 2018 at 10:22am — No Comments

Is Technology a Means or an End?

 

Is Technology A Means or An End?

If you want to make a cake, does it matter if you beat the eggs with a fork or electric mixer? Either would work, but if you wanted to make meringue, you’d probably reach for the electric mixer. If you are gathering leaves in your yard, a blower may work faster than a rake, but the rake won’t wake…

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Added by Laura Greenstein on May 18, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Value in Teaching the Teacher

 

The Value in Teaching the Teacher

Julie Gaunky, NBCTSeptember 14, 2017…

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Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2018 at 11:32am — No Comments

Class clowns are no joke

Class clowns are no joke
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Added by Michael Keany on May 17, 2018 at 7:28am — No Comments

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