November 2011 Blog Posts (35)

How to Create Nonreaders Reflections on Motivation, Learning, and Sharing Power By Alfie Kohn

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ENGLISH JOURNAL

Fall 2010 -- vol. 100, no. 1

How to Create Nonreaders

Reflections on Motivation, Learning, and Sharing Power



By Alfie Kohn



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Financial Literacy for High School Students BY BRIAN PAGE

Financial Literacy for High School Students

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Several Ways Teachers Can Create A Supportive Environment For Each Other By Larry Ferlazzo

Several Ways Teachers Can Create A Supportive Environment For Each Other

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Added by Michael Keany on November 30, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

You Know the Joke, And It's Not Funny By Anthony Jackson

You Know the Joke, And It's Not Funny

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Should Schools Be Run for Profit? By Diane Ravitch

Should Schools Be Run for Profit?

Dear Deborah,



The…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 30, 2011 at 12:21pm — No Comments

Do Multiple Choice Questions Pass the Test? By JASON KOEBLER

Do Multiple Choice Questions Pass the Test?

November 28, 2011 

Use a No. 2 pencil, fill out each circle completely, and don't make any stray marks—these are rules every child learns when taking standardized tests that are largely based on multiple choice. But are multiple choice exams the…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 29, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Why I Signed: Principals' Objections to the New Evaluation System

Why I Signed: Principals' Objections to the New Evaluation System

Nov. 28, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

Principals who object to the new state system to evaluate teachers and principals…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 29, 2011 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Middle Grades Matter by Geneviève DeBose and Kareen Borders

Middle Grades Matter

“You teach middle school? Why?! All those hormones and growth spurts and changes.How do you do it?”

These words are not uncommon…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

5 "LITTLE THINGS" THAT LEAD TO SUCCESS IN YOUTH SPORTS

Although I have over 20 years coaching experience, with stints at the college and high school levels, my first year as a youth football coach has been the most rewarding. I was able to coach my son for the first time and our team won the Super Bowl! But I would like to emphasize that WINNING IS ONLY A BYPRODUCT OF DOING ALL THE "LITTLE THINGS" WELL. It is my intent to share 5 of the "Little Things" that I believe made our year Fun & Exciting.…

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Added by Bill Burkhead on November 27, 2011 at 4:12pm — No Comments

Many Lenses, But Little Focus.

To understand why certain decisions are made, we need to understand the decision maker and the pressures under which certain decisions are made. This is sometimes referred to as looking through the lens of the decision maker. It takes into view many of the factors pushing and pulling on an individual responsible for making a decision. Sometimes decisions of some magnitude may require a number of individuals on a…

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Added by Tom Whitby on November 27, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Five Big Changes to the Future of Teacher Education by Tina Barseghian

Five Big Changes to the Future of…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 25, 2011 at 9:52am — No Comments

Only Artists Can Make the Difference by John M. Eger

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Added by Michael Keany on November 23, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments

Race to the Top Mandates Impossible to Implement by Alan Singer

Alan Singer

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Added by Michael Keany on November 23, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments

The Global Search for Education: More on Arts by C.M. Rubin

C. M. Rubin

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Added by Michael Keany on November 22, 2011 at 2:12pm — No Comments

How About Better Parents? By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

How About Better Parents?

NY Times



IN recent years, we’ve been treated to reams of op-ed articles about how we need better teachers in our public schools and, if only the teachers’ unions would go…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 22, 2011 at 10:05am — No Comments

Cuts in Education: A Failing Choice by Marian Wright Edelman

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Added by Michael Keany on November 21, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Giving Boys A Love Of Reading by Lisa Belkin



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Added by Michael Keany on November 21, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Five Not-So-Obvious Propositions About Play by Alfie Kohn

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Added by Michael Keany on November 18, 2011 at 12:31pm — No Comments

Several Ways To Tell The Difference Between Good & Bad Education Research By Larry Ferlazzo

Several Ways To Tell The Difference Between Good & Bad Education Research

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Added by Michael Keany on November 17, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Penn State and the Perils of Loyalty By Jack Marshall

Penn State and the Perils of Loyalty

In central Pennsylvania today, an educational institution is reeling, its reputation shredded, its culture suspect. The root cause of the Pennsylvania State University tragedy is alleged sexual abuse of children. But, beyond that, school officials and observers are pondering a seeming breach of common standards of decency—a breach that, if real, can be traced to a disastrous,…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 16, 2011 at 1:22pm — No Comments

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