September 2019 Blog Posts (36)

A quick, helpful look at Constructivism

Constructivism is one of the most all-encompassing theories ever created. It does all things for all people. For children, it constructs new knowledge.

In practical terms, it forbids teaching. Teachers must be passive facilitators. (The reasoning is that if a teacher tells something directly to students, the students can no longer create their own new knowledge. It's already been done for them. And that's…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 30, 2019 at 10:09pm — No Comments

If You Want to Make a Silk Purse,  Why Not Start With Silk? by Robert E. Slavin

Evidence and Policy: If You Want to Make a Silk Purse, 
Why Not Start With Silk?
Robert E.…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2019 at 9:14am — No Comments

A Simple Practice Yields Big Results in Middle School for Less Than $2

A Simple Practice Yields Big Results in Middle School for Less Than $2

A new study shows how a low-cost writing exercise improves the sense of belonging for incoming middle school students.

August 26, 2019
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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

What’s Involved in Scoring an AP Exam?

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Added by Michael Keany on September 30, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

The Danger of Public Criticism and the Power of Social Confirmation by Dan Rockwell

The Danger of Public Criticism and the Power of Social Confirmation

by Dan Rockwell

I was greeting audience members before a presentation when one…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 28, 2019 at 9:15am — No Comments

How Can We Capture Children’s Full Range Of Abilities?

How Can We Capture Children’s Full Range Of Abilities?

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Added by Michael Keany on September 26, 2019 at 10:03am — No Comments

‘In God We Trust’: Public School Displays of the National Motto

‘In God We Trust’: Public School Displays of the National Motto

By Bryan Kelley 

https://ednote.ecs.org/wp-content/uploads/In-God-We-Trust-e1569262919575.png" alt="" border="0" class="CToWUd a6T" tabindex="0" />When students returned to school this fall, some may have noticed new “In God We Trust”…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 26, 2019 at 9:47am — No Comments

There Are Only Four Things Young Kids Should Drink



There Are Only Four Things Young Kids Should Drink

The new recommendations are short and simple…

Robert Roy Britt
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Added by Michael Keany on September 23, 2019 at 8:27am — No Comments

Why Not The Best? by Robert E. Slavin

Why Not The Best?
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Added by Michael Keany on September 20, 2019 at 9:25am — No Comments

An Education Without Exams





An Education Without Exams…

Raya Bidshahri
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Added by Michael Keany on September 20, 2019 at 9:14am — No Comments

Results of an early literacy intervention to improve reading outcomes

Results of an early literacy intervention to improve reading…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 18, 2019 at 8:46am — No Comments

Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting by Dan Rockwell

Ten Ways to Screw Up Your Next Meeting

by Dan Rockwell

When meetings go off the rails, the person at the head of the table is incompetent. Ten ways to screw up your…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 18, 2019 at 8:37am — No Comments

The Dark Side of Attending an Elite College

The Dark Side of Attending an Elite College…

Casey Botticello
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Added by Michael Keany on September 18, 2019 at 8:32am — No Comments

10 Ways to Empower Educators

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2019 at 11:52am — No Comments

Ten Google Search Tips for Students

Ten Google Search Tips for Students

by Richard Byrne

richard@byrne.media

Twelve years ago I had student come up to me in the library and declare, "Mr. Byrne, Google has nothing on this!" Her topic was the Civil War. It was then that I realized my students needed a bit more guidance on how to conduct online research. In the years since that incident in the library I have…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2019 at 11:43am — No Comments

Upgrading the NYS high school diploma

Newsday

Upgrading the NYS high school diploma

Photo Credit: Unsplash

Updated September 16, 2019 6:00 AM

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Added by Michael Keany on September 16, 2019 at 9:49am — No Comments

The big threat to Education is people like Bernie Sanders....

I venture to say this is an important article. Please read.

Only 850 words. But it will take you into the real story behind what's been happening to K-12 for the last hundred years. Namely, lots of people worked to degrade our school system. They did this for ideological reasons--quietly, secretly, furtively, and very effectively.

We can't fix the situation and turn it around until more people…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 14, 2019 at 4:00pm — No Comments

What Kinds of Teacher Knowledge Matter Most? by Robert E. Slavin

What Kinds of Teacher Knowledge Matter Most?
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Added by Michael Keany on September 13, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

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