August 2013 Blog Posts (97)

Parents: Start with the A by MATT LEVINSON



Parents: Start with the A

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Why Education Is Not Like Medicine By James H. Nehring

Why Education Is Not Like Medicine

Article Tools Ed Week

There are three bad ideas popular among education writers in the United States right now. First is the idea that American public education should learn from the medical profession. Second is…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 3:49pm — No Comments

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher by TERRY HEICK



Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

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Added by Michael Keany on August 31, 2013 at 9:22am — No Comments

A Delightful Back To School PD Experience

It's Back to School Time and professional development is on the menu with specialties, such as instructional practices, protocols, and materials to impact teaching and learning. School districts and consultants prepare for the event to inspire staff to embrace transitions…

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Added by Carol Varsalona on August 30, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Why Should Schools Care About John Hattie's Visible Learning? By Peter DeWitt

Why Should Schools Care About John Hattie's Visible Learning?

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Added by Michael Keany on August 30, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

Good Questions Are Powerful Tools By Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers

Good Questions Are Powerful Tools

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Educational Technology Conference

Here is a post about an upcoming educational technology conference.  The principal hosting the conference was quoted last weekend in USA Weekend.  Read his tips for parents and visit his…

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Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on August 29, 2013 at 8:27am — No Comments

First Day of School: Talking Back to Harry Wong By Nancy Flanagan

First Day of School: Talking Back to Harry Wong

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 6:27am — 1 Comment

High School Blues, Confirmed By Anthony Rebora

High School Blues, Confirmed

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 6:25am — No Comments

First Days of School: 'Sweat the Small Stuff' By Anthony Rebora

First Days of School: 'Sweat the Small Stuff'

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Added by Michael Keany on August 29, 2013 at 6:18am — No Comments

3 R's treated with contempt. Ignorance and Illiteracy are the new bullies in town.

Well, for people who are in charge of our public schools and think they're doing a GREAT job, I would agree that this article is totally irrelevant.

I write articles for people who know that things are not ideal or even close to ideal. But they don't know quite why. And they need ways to explain it to parents, teachers, administrators, and the community.

This is a fairly lively little article called "…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 28, 2013 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Language Learning in the Age of Common Core By Heather Clydesdale

Language Learning in the Age of Common Core

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Added by Michael Keany on August 28, 2013 at 2:03pm — No Comments

10 Good Ways to Ensure Bad Professional Learning by Laura Thomas

Keys to Effective Professional Development

In this Journal of Staff Development article, Laura Thomas (Antioch Center for School Reform, Keene, NH) shares her insights on what makes for effective (and ineffective) professional learning:

  • Survey teachers and use their input to drive professional development.
  • Plan on multiple sessions and follow up with small-group discussion and…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 28, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments

Increasing the Content Focus of Teacher Evaluation by Heather Hill and Pam Grossman

Increasing the Content Focus of Teacher Evaluation

In this Harvard Educational Review article, Heather Hill (Harvard Graduate School of Education) and Pam Grossman (Stanford Graduate School of Education) argue that teacher evaluation needs to (a) use subject-specific observation instruments, (b) involve more content experts, and (c) design systems “in which feedback from observations is both accurate and usable in the service of improving…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 28, 2013 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Martin's Big Words

When speaking to your own children or students about the fiftieth anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech,  why not read Doreen Rappaport's, Martin's Big Words?

Happy reading,

Christine

bookgirlblogger.blogspot.com

Added by Christine Brower-Cohen on August 28, 2013 at 8:48am — No Comments

The Risk Pool By JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN

The New York Times


August 26, 2013

The Risk Pool

BELGRADE LAKES, Me. — THIRTY-SEVEN years ago this week my friend Pearce Bunting was at the wheel of my Volkswagen and I was in the…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 27, 2013 at 8:00pm — No Comments

5 #BacktoSchool management tips for innovative educators

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Added by Michael Keany on August 27, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Three cheers for teaching MORE to children

Do you believe in teaching more, not less?

Yes? Well, you are certainly an oddball. Our entire public school system is devoted to the idea that children should learn less each year. Less, always less.

They used to have to know the names of the state capitals. Then they had to know the names of the states. Then they had to know the name of the country. Ah, the good old days.

If you haven't been keeping a close eye on our Education Establishment,…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 26, 2013 at 4:28pm — No Comments

The Best and Worst Ways to Learn by Annie Murphy Paul

Put down that highlighter!
In a world as…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 26, 2013 at 6:06am — No Comments

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