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David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks by Betty Ray

David Thornburg on Open-Source Textbooks

by Betty Ray

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Student Teaching: More Than a Custody Arrangement? By Sarah Henchey

Student Teaching: More Than a Custody Arrangement?

I took the leap in the fall of 2010. With six years of experience as a teacher, I agreed to partner with a local university (my alma mater, as it happened) to mentor my first student teacher.

She joined my 6th grade language arts classroom for one day a week throughout the fall semester and participated full-time in the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Should Schools Use Social Networks for Instruction? By Patrick Ledesma

Should Schools Use Social Networks for Instruction?

The Digital Immigrant and Digital Native Discussions Continue...(…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Zero Tolerance is Not Elementary By Peter DeWitt

Zero Tolerance is Not Elementary

Public policy towards children has moved towards treating them more like adults and ways that…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 11:31am — No Comments

Who is Responsible for Teaching Financial Literacy?

Who is Responsible for Teaching Financial Literacy?

 

It has become increasingly evident that nations around the globe are still in the grip of the worst economic freefall since the Great Depression. Crisis. As the European Union faces both short and long term unrest and the opposing forces within our nation battle over entitlement reductions vs. tax increases the vast majority of our citizens are clueless about the fundamental issues that are the root causes for our…

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Added by Gerald Lauber Ed.D on July 27, 2011 at 10:33am — No Comments

Employment and People with Disabilities: A Social Ill to Change, Not Manage by Nicholas Villani

Nicholas A. Villani, President of Career and Employment Options, Inc. has written an article that was published in the Autism Spectrum News, Summer 2011…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 26, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

What Do Teachers Want? By Jeff Henig

What Do Teachers Want?

Note: Jeff Henig, a professor of political science and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, is…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 25, 2011 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Complex Thinking is not Tested and Won't be Taught By Anthony Cody

Complex Thinking is not Tested and Won't be Taught

Marion Brady…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 25, 2011 at 1:24pm — No Comments

The Ten People You'll Meet in Meeting Hell by John McIntyre

Around the table - The Ten People You'll Meet in Meeting Hell

Those whom the Lord wishes to punish for their waywardness he sends to meetings. These are the types you can expect to find there.

The Circumlocutor: Listen to him take eight minutes to paraphrase the four-paragraph text in front of you, and then realize that you are not quite sure what his point was. You are not permitted to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 25, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

My Educational Core Values

 

In Jim Collins’ bestselling book “Good to Great” he points out that the enemy of Great is GoodHe explains that we don’t have great schools because we have good schools – society is content with good.  My primary focus as an educator is to help motivate our students, staff and community…

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Added by Bill Burkhead on July 24, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Should Ed Schools Be More Like Med Schools? By Walt Gardner

Should Ed Schools Be More Like Med Schools?

Everyone agrees that the most important in-school factor in student achievement is the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 22, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Professional Comfort Zone?

I recently read a post from Andrew Marcinek, an educator who I greatly respect and often agree with. Are We Chasing Technology or Mastering It? His post however caused me, for the first time after several years of connection, to disagree with him. In his…

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Added by Tom Whitby on July 22, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Hope, Title IX, and Dreams of the World Cup by Kevin W. Riley

Hope, Title IX, and Dreams of the World Cup

 



It hadn't occurred to me that the U.S. would actually lose to Japan in the World Cup Soccer Final last Sunday. Our women's team was magical. They came from behind against Brazil and won on penalty kicks and the rest seemed…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Great Teachers: Perfectly Imperfect by David Ginsburg

Great Teachers: Perfectly Imperfect

Apology.jpg Ronald was six when he noticed his father had black grease around his mouth after working on a car.…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

In What Other Profession...by David Reber

In What Other Profession...by David Reber

by Kristie Lica on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:00pm
Here is an article for those of you who have a lot to say about the teaching profession, and yet have not spent time in an actual classroom (like say, most politicians) - In what other profession...by David Reber

I’m going to step out of my… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Want to stop teachers from cheating? A history lesson from corporate America By Dan Ariely

Want to stop teachers from cheating? A history lesson from corporate America

By Dan Ariely, Published: July 18

This piece is part of a leadership roundtable on the right way to approach teacher incentives — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics professor …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

To improve U.S. education, it’s time to treat teachers as professionals By Howard Gardner

To improve U.S. education, it’s time to treat teachers as professionals

By Published: July 18

This piece is part of a leadership roundtable on the right way to approach teacher incentives — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Confronting the Inequality Juggernaut: A Q&A With Jonathan Kozol

Confronting the Inequality Juggernaut: A Q&A With Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol has been a tireless advocate for civil rights in education for…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis's response to Carol Burris's recent blog

Note:  This is Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis's response to Carol Burris's blog.

 

Dear Carol:

 

Carol, here is my concern about the Hinchey article  (“ Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn From Research”)- the new NYS APPR seems to address ALL of the recommendations!  But as you have said in your Post blog, the devil is in the details.  There is actually much in the new APPR system that could have had the potential to improve the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

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