September 2011 Blog Posts (46)

Ways to Prevent Cheating -- NY Times Editorial

Ways to Prevent Cheating

NY Times Editorial



The Board of Regents took an important step this month when it directed the New York State Education Department to develop a plan for eliminating glaring weaknesses in the state testing system. As a first move, the Regents voted to require that state tests for third through eighth grades be…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 21, 2011 at 7:56am — No Comments

No Defending Illiterate Educators

I was always intrigued by the saying, “I taught him everything he knows, but not everything that I know!” I always thought that was a pretty clever saying. It was also true of educators in years gone by. They were the content experts. If you wanted knowledge, these experts had it. People paid good money to travel to the places where these content experts delivered their wares, universities, colleges and monasteries. Knowledge was a commodity and, if the expert held anything back, a student’s…

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Added by Tom Whitby on September 20, 2011 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Do Schools Matter? by Whitney Tilson

Do Schools Matter?

by Whitney Tilson
Board member of KIPP charter schools in NYC, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and Democrats for Education Reform…


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Added by Michael Keany on September 19, 2011 at 10:32am — No Comments

The School Reform Equivalent Of Playing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” With A Stradivarius by Larry Ferlazzo

The School Reform Equivalent Of Playing “Mary Had A Little Lamb” With A Stradivarius

by Larry Ferlazzo

I read something truly awful today in The New York Times Magazine article, What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

But before I share what it was, I’d like to preface it by…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2011 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Are We Expecting Too Much of Teacher Evaluation Systems? By Justin Baeder

Are We Expecting Too Much of Teacher Evaluation Systems?

I pay a lot of attention to teacher evaluation in this country, and it seems that the issue grows…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Getting teacher evaluation right By Valerie Strauss

Getting teacher evaluation right

Here is an edited version of a briefing on the right way to evaluate teachers that Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2011 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

We're Asking All the Wrong Questions by Steve Nelson

We're Asking All the Wrong Questions

Posted: 9/14/11 02:47 PM ET…


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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2011 at 10:56am — No Comments

Building a Nation of Nation Builders by Rehema Ellis

Building a Nation of Nation Builders

Posted: 9/15/11 05:52 PM ET…


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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2011 at 10:49am — No Comments

What we LEARN that State Tests Don't Measure

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In my first two weeks of school I have witnessed things that are not assessed in state mandated tests, but are nevertheless cornerstones of a good education and strong school culture; acts of compassion, unselfishness & pride.  In a series of short stories I would like to share 3 unbelievable life lessons I've been fortunate enough to be part of in only the first 2 weeks of school.  These stories are why…

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Added by Bill Burkhead on September 15, 2011 at 10:17pm — No Comments

Live from Parent Night: An Early-Grades Perspective By Maureen Kelleher

Live from Parent Night: An Early-Grades Perspective

In the middle of…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Key to Improving SAT Scores Could Be Rigorous Curriculum By Caralee Adams

Key to Improving SAT Scores Could Be Rigorous Curriculum

The SAT…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 15, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

In the Face of Fear

Today, I’ve been working on organizing and outlining some of the ideas that I have for what I dream will one day become a book for teachers about teaching literacy.  Broad topic, I know.  But right now, I’m in the gathering and envisioning stage of my writing process.  I’m relishing going back through the volumes that I have been collecting over the years and reacquainting with my old thoughts and experiences as a teacher.  I find myself making notes in the margins and asking myself…

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Added by Kim Yaris on September 15, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Respecting Students by Carol Ann Tomlinson

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Added by Michael Keany on September 14, 2011 at 1:06pm — No Comments

Can We Teach Children to Love Learning? by Elissa Viggiani

Can We Teach Children to Love Learning?

Posted: 9/13/11 11:24 AM ET
Huffington Post…


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Added by Michael Keany on September 14, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Teach Your Parents Well: Teens Teach Their Parents How to Use Tech Wisely by Susan Kaiser Greenland

Teach Your Parents Well: Teens Teach Their Parents How to Use Tech Wisely

Posted: 9/13/11 12:07 AM ET…


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Added by Michael Keany on September 14, 2011 at 11:03am — No Comments

Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits) BY ADAM BELLOW

Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits)

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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2011 at 2:07pm — No Comments

The Trouble With Homework By ANNIE MURPHY PAUL

The Trouble With Homework



NY Times



Annie Murphy Paul is the author of “Origins,” who is at work on a new book about the science of learning.

WHEN you think of America’s students, do you picture overworked, stressed-out children bent under backpacks stuffed with textbooks and worksheets? Or do you call to mind glassy-eyed, empty-headed teenagers sitting before computer screens,…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Five characteristics of an effective 21st-century educator Posted By Meris Stansbury

Five characteristics of an effective 21st-century educator

Posted By Meris Stansbury On September 9, 2011  [1]

"The effective 21st-century teacher will need to be adept in judging the educative and non-educative use of…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2011 at 3:34pm — No Comments

Talking to Kids About 9/11 by Golnar Khosrowshahi

Talking to Kids About 9/11

by  Golnar Khosrowshahi

Posted: 9/9/11 11:09 AM ET…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

A Year Later and We Are Still Waiting for Superman by Dr. Matthew Lynch

A Year Later and We Are Still Waiting for Superman

by Dr. Matthew Lynch
Posted: 9/11/11 09:28 PM ET…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 12, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

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