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Start the school year right. Fix reading!

By now, it's almost a 90-year conspiracy.

That's the one where they dumped phonics around 1930 and made little children memorize sight-words, thereby creating lots and lots of problems. For example, 50 million functional illiterates and 1 million dyslexics.

The only way you could pull off a brain-dead conspiracy…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 3, 2019 at 7:58pm — No Comments

Is It Time to Detrack Math?

A century of research supports mixed-ability grouping.

Credit: Julia Yellow…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 1, 2019 at 9:43am — No Comments

Superman and Statistics by Robert E. Slavin

Superman and Statistics
Robert E. Slavin…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 30, 2019 at 9:58am — No Comments

Review: Writing lessons that help build SEL skills

Review: Writing lessons that help build SEL skills

"Creating Strong Kids Through Writing" by Deborah S. Delisle and James R. Delisle, PhD is an easy-to-use book of 20 fully resourced lessons lasting 30 minutes each to help adolescents grow socially and emotionally. Consultant Anne Anderson notes the lessons can be used beyond the ELA classroom and cover topics in math and science. …
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Added by Michael Keany on August 27, 2019 at 9:00am — No Comments

Activities to engage students in reading

Activities to engage students in reading

NBCT: Activities to engage students in reading
Teachers can get creative to engage students in reading, according to National Board Certified Teacher Marilyn Pryle. In this article,…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 27, 2019 at 8:55am — No Comments

Cost-Effectiveness of Small Solutions by Robert E. Slavin

Cost-Effectiveness of Small Solutions
Robert E. Slavin…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 23, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

Uncovering America looks like a great set of lessons from the National Gallery of Art connecting art to all sorts of content



Byron Kim, Synecdoche (detail), 1991–present, oil and wax on lauan plywood, birch plywood, and plywood, Richard S. Zeisler Fund, 2009.39.1.1–560





Uncovering…

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Added by Michael Keany on August 22, 2019 at 1:10pm — No Comments

How do teacher-student interactions affect emotions and behaviors?

How do teacher-student interactions affect emotions and…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 20, 2019 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Motivation Equation, M = ev

At the beginning of every school year, I like to think about the experimentation that I want to try in my instructional practice.  Here’s an idea that may spark some experimentation in your own practice:
Are you familiar with the Motivation Equation, M = ev? This theory (Wigfield & Eccles, 2000) posits that learners will be motivated to engage in tasks if they have…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 20, 2019 at 9:28am — No Comments

How We Fix K-12 -- The Short Version

Short article explains the magic formula for school reform:

The public must be 1) better informed and 2) more demanding.

The educrats use the opposite technique constantly--keeping everyone ignorant and passive. As long as our educrats can get away with this, the rest of us will be victims. Children especially will be victims. 

Fixing K-12: How We Can Do It…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on August 19, 2019 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Achieving Breakthroughs in Education By Transforming  Effective But Expensive Approaches to be Affordable at Scale

Achieving Breakthroughs in Education By Transforming 
Effective But Expensive Approaches to be Affordable at Scale
Robert E.…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 16, 2019 at 9:19am — No Comments

Middle school welcomes students with autism

Mass. middle school welcomes students with autism

Mass. middle school welcomes students with autism
(Pixabay)
Teachers and staff at Belmonte Middle School in Saugus, Mass., created a transition program for incoming…
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Added by Michael Keany on August 14, 2019 at 9:33am — No Comments

New Leaders: 12 Tips for Success by Larry Aronstein

NEW LEADERS: 12 TIPS FOR SUCCESS

You got your new leadership job. Now what? What can you do on day one to maximize your success in your new position? You have been a successful teacher who enjoyed a reputation of being friendly, warm and collegial. Now, as an entry-level administrator (assistant principal, chairperson, coordinator, dean), you are expected to deal effectively with teachers who in some cases may be more experienced than you and who may be…

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Added by Dr. Larry Aronstein on August 14, 2019 at 9:30am — No Comments

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