Michael Keany's Blog – January 2013 Archive (91)

Has testing reached a tipping point? By Sam Chaltain

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Has testing reached a tipping point?

By Sam Chaltain on January 30th, 2013…

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A Whole Child Deserves a Whole Teacher by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick

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A Whole Child Deserves a Whole Teacher

Post written by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick

Much is said and written…

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Combating the ‘Culture of Can’t’ - School leaders have more power than they think By Frederick Hess and Whitney Downs

Combating the ‘Culture of Can’t’

School leaders have more power than they think





By Frederick Hess and Whitney Downs…

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The Case for a Teacher Bar Exam by Joel Klein

The Case for a Teacher Bar Exam

by Joel Klein
The Atlantic

American education won't succeed until schoolteachers are seen as highly professional men and women.

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For many critics of…

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Missing the Point: The True Value of Advanced Placement By Ilana Garon

Missing the Point: The True Value of Advanced Placement

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Why Seattle Teachers are Boycotting Standardized Test By Jesse Hagopian

Op-ed: Why Garfield teachers boycotted the MAP test

Garfield teachers believe students should be evaluated based on what they are learning in the classroom, writes guest columnist Jesse Hagopian.

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We're Teaching History Wrong By Vicky Schippers

We're Teaching History Wrong

Premium article access courtesy of Edweek.org.

The way history is taught in U.S. high schools should be completely overhauled. For the vast majority of students, history is presented as a litany of disconnected names, dates, and events to be…

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Armed Teachers and Guards Won't Make Schools Safer By Charles J. Russo

Armed Teachers and Guards Won't Make Schools Safer

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Amid the understandable, almost unbearable, sorrow in the aftermath of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., last month, we must try to put this tragedy into perspective. Accordingly, educational leaders, parents…

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Bringing Students to Life With Memoir Writing By Greg Graham

Bringing Students to Life With Memoir Writing

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Eminent scholar Walter Ong said writing "is utterly invaluable and indeed…

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Reclaiming Your Teacher Mojo By Megan Allen

Reclaiming Your Teacher Mojo

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The moderator asked a real softball of a question of the teachers on our panel: "What can administrators do to better support teachers?" Easy, right? I should have whaled that one out of the…

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Meet the Champs By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF

Meet the Champs

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Added by Michael Keany on January 31, 2013 at 9:55am — No Comments

James Popham on Formative Assessment’s Moment in the Sun

James Popham on Formative Assessment’s Moment in the Sun

“Teachable moments are really quite special, and they don’t come along that often,” says assessment guru James Popham in this Education Week article. “A teacher who wastes a teachable moment, therefore, commits a pedagogical sin of omission.” Popham believes formative assessments are having an “advocatable moment” that educators should seize. 

Why is this such an…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 30, 2013 at 9:53am — No Comments

Act Your Age! A Schoolwide Readers' Theatre By Peter DeWitt

Act Your Age! A Schoolwide Readers' Theatre

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Added by Michael Keany on January 29, 2013 at 2:26pm — No Comments

What Are School Boards Asking About Common Core? By Learning Forward

What Are School Boards Asking About Common Core?

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John Wooden, Teacher Extraordinaire by Bradley Alan Ermeling

John Wooden, Teacher Extraordinaire

 

In this intriguing article in Quest, Bradley Alan Ermeling (University of California, Los Angeles) shows how John Wooden, the legendary UCLA basketball coach, used four key insights on teacher inquiry. Wooden always insisted that everything he did with his highly successful teams from 1946 to 1975 he learned teaching high-school English in the 1930s. Here’s what he did with his teams and…

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Technology Promises a Better Informed Society, But Information Must Flow Freely by Don Tapscott

Don Tapscott

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Added by Michael Keany on January 29, 2013 at 9:41am — No Comments

'Anybody? Anybody?' What Ferris Bueller Got Right by JOHN TIERNEY

'Anybody? Anybody?' What Ferris Bueller Got Right

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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

4 Principles for Fostering and Maintaining Authentic 21st Century Leadership by J. Robinson

4 Principles for Fostering and Maintaining Authentic 21st Century Leadership

In his book entitled The Mindful Leader: Awakening Your Natural Management Skills Through Mindfulness Meditation, Michael Carroll writes, "When we lead a career that is sharply focused on being more successful, more admired, or…
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Added by Michael Keany on January 28, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

"I would prefer to trust our teachers ..." - California Gov. Jerry Brown

Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for this reference.

California Jerry Brown just gave his State of the State address. Here’s an excerpt:

The laws that are in fashion demand tightly constrained curricula and reams of accountability data. All the better if it requires quiz-bits of information, regurgitated at regular intervals and stored in vast computers. Performance metrics, of course, are invoked like talismans. Distant authorities crack the whip, demanding…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 27, 2013 at 2:23pm — No Comments

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