July 2012 Blog Posts (44)

Algebra May Not Be Necessary, But Mathematics Is Essential!

Algebra May Not Be Necessary, But Mathematics Is Essential!

Is Algebra Necessary?” screamed the front-page headline of The New York Times Sunday Review on July 29, 2012. For almost 2000 words, Andrew Hacker,…

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Added by Victor John Yannacone, jr. on July 30, 2012 at 12:05am — No Comments

An open letter to AERA by Jon Becker

By Jon Becker

Educational Insanity - http://edinsanity.com/

Retrieved on July 28, 2012

Dear AERA,

The deadline for submissions to the 2013 annual meeting is a few days away, but I won’t be submitting anything. I don’t expect to attend the 2013 meeting, and I let my AERA membership lapse a year or two ago.…

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Added by William Brennan, Ed.D. on July 29, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Defining Definitions for ASCD

This was originally posted in SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Education http://smartblogs.com/education

I was lucky to have scored an invitation to the ASCD Leader to Leader ConferenceASCD is a premier education organization that engages…

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Added by Tom Whitby on July 27, 2012 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don't Make Sense - An Infographic by Accredited Online Colleges

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Instant Resources: The Importance of Media Literacy by Peter DeWitt

Instant Resources: The Importance of Media Literacy



Have you ever read a story and wondered if it was accurate? When doing research, do you not only read your primary sources but also dig down a little deeper and read the sources they used? Do you take it a step further and look…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Is It Important for Nonnative Speakers to Lose their Accents?

Is It Important for Nonnative Speakers to Lose their Accents?

 

From the Marshall Memo #444

In this article in Foreign Language Annals, University of Utah professors Rachel Hayes-Harb and Johanna Watzinger-Tharp sum up their study of whether having a “foreign accent” affects being understood by a native speaker. “Although nonnative speakers often strive to ‘overcome’ their accents,” say the authors,…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Teachers Are Poor Consumers of Learning

There are only a few explanations that many educators offer up as reasons not to learn and use any technology as tools for learning. One of the most popular excuses, frequently cited by educators, is that there is not enough time to learn all of the stuff that is out there. It certainly is true that there are a huge number of things to learn out there that are linked to technology. When thought about as a complete package, it most definitely can be overwhelming, and I wholeheartedly agree…

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Added by Tom Whitby on July 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

12 Ways Parents Can Contribute to Education Reform

12 Ways Parents Can Contribute to Education Reform

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Teacher Leaders Should Stop Being Scaredy Cats and Embrace Social Media by Lillie Marshall

Follow-Up: Teacher Leaders Should Stop Being Scaredy Cats and Embrace Social Media



Lillie Marshall

Teachers lag behind other careers in harnessing the power of social media, and a major reason is fear.

"It's dangerous to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Let's Get Rid of Subs By Nancy Flanagan

Let's Get Rid of Subs

If there were ever an outmoded,…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Teacher Voice Matters in Education Policy by Justin Minkel

Teacher Voice Matters in Education Policy



Justin Minkel

Here's a troubling riddle: What do NCLB, Obama's Blueprint for Reform, and the Common Core Standards have in common?

Not a single teacher was in the room when they were…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Bullying Works! by Elizabethe C. Payne and Melissa J. Smith

Elizabethe C. Payne

Melissa J. Smith
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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lowering the Temperature on Claims of 'Summer Learning Loss' by Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

In Support of the Whole Child by Sean Slade

Sean Slade

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll By José Vilson

Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Stories We Tell – Looking Ahead to 2012-13

What story do we tell as a school system?  Is it the story of meeting annual progress as measured in standardized testing results? Or is it the story of a thoughtful, inquisitive and reflective student; a school community that is part of a tapestry and not a pie to be carved up by those with individual agendas.

 

What is the story that the learner is engaged in as they study the arts and sciences of any learning process?  Do they see the lessons that unfold over the course of a…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on July 18, 2012 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Is All of This Testing Really Necessary? By Trenton Goble

Is All of This Testing Really Necessary?

Note: Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer of …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 17, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Bill Gates on ‘Game-based’ learning

‘Game-based’ learning

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Check out the classroom of the future, Bill Gates’ style: Students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 17, 2012 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Education Leaders as Heroes - Lessons for All of Us By Learning First Alliance

Education Leaders as Heroes - Lessons for All of Us

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Added by Michael Keany on July 13, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

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