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

The Mean Girl Dilemma By Peter DeWitt

The Mean Girl Dilemma

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Added by Michael Keany on January 16, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

Weighing and Weighting the Evidence: the Measures of Effective Teaching Project by Barnett Barry

Weighing and Weighting the Evidence: the Measures of Effective Teaching Project

by Barnett Barry

The politics of teaching policy continues to produce contentiousness among reformers and researchers as well as administrators, union leaders, and practicing teachers themselves. In response, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation invested three years and $45 million in painstaking efforts to find the…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 16, 2013 at 10:19am — No Comments

The Principal Rule: Safety First by MATT LEVINSON

The Principal Rule: Safety First

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Added by Michael Keany on January 16, 2013 at 10:15am — No Comments

How to keep talented teachers from leaving By Eric Klinenberg and Caitlin Zaloom

How to keep…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2013 at 4:07pm — No Comments

Common Core Technological Standards: They Are the Tail, Not the Dog by Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway

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Common Core Technological Standards: They Are the Tail, Not the Dog

Up to now, test makers have been the dog--and education has been the tail. But the test makers are increasingly out of touch with students who use mobile devices for everything…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2013 at 12:42pm — No Comments

HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES BY: JENNIFER MILLER



HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS LIKE SHERLOCK HOLMES

A new book says you can train your brain to be a creative problem solver worthy of literature’s most famous sleuth.…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 15, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

When Teachers Refuse to Give a High-Stakes Test By Peter DeWitt

When Teachers Refuse to Give a High-Stakes Test

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Waving the Flag for Formative Assessment By W. James Popham

Waving the Flag for Formative Assessment

Premium article access courtesy of Edweek.org.

Every educator knows what "a teachable moment" is. It's the brief period of time when events serendipitously conspire to teach students something that otherwise might be difficult for…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Are You Martha Stewart or Oprah Winfrey? by Thaler Pekar

Certainty Versus Confidence

Leaders of social change can benefit from making the distinction.

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US Students? by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Will Longer School Year Help Or Hurt US Students?

January 13, 201310:39 AM

Did your kids moan…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 1:22pm — No Comments

How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes by Felecia Young

How To Integrate Blogging Into Math Classes

by Felecia Young

blogging math class

I am so excited to incorporate writing in my math class during the…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 1:17pm — No Comments

The Pros and Cons of Computer Labs by Mary Beth Hertz

The Pros and Cons of Computer Labs

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Added by Michael Keany on January 14, 2013 at 10:54am — No Comments

You're a Principal...Now What? By Peter DeWitt

You're a Principal...Now What?

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Added by Michael Keany on January 11, 2013 at 1:55pm — No Comments

How Tough Kids Can Make Us Better Teachers by ALLEN MENDLER

How Tough Kids Can Make Us Better Teachers

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Added by Michael Keany on January 11, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

When Children Start School Behind, They Stay Behind by Katey Comerford

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Added by Michael Keany on January 11, 2013 at 8:22am — No Comments

Measures of Effective Teaching: Final Reports By Amber Winkler and Daniela Fairchild

Measures of Effective Teaching: Final Reports

By Amber Winkler and Daniela Fairchild

Education Gadfly

After three years, $45 million, and a staggering amount of video content, the Gates Foundation has released the third and final set of reports on its ambitious Measurements in Effective Teaching (MET) project (the first two iterations are reviewed …

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Added by Michael Keany on January 10, 2013 at 9:28pm — No Comments

Does a Double Dose of Algebra Help High-School Students?

Does a Double Dose of Algebra Help High-School Students?

In this Education Next article, Kalena Cortes (Texas A&M University), Joshua Goodman (Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government), and Takako Nomi (St. Louis University) report on a follow-up study of 11,507 students who took a “double dose” of algebra in Chicago high schools. Researchers found that increased time in algebra resulted in minimal gains for most students, and for a subset of…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 10, 2013 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Robert Marzano on Analyzing Complex Texts

Robert Marzano on Analyzing Complex Texts

(Originally titled “Analyzing Complex Texts”)

In this Educational Leadership column, author/consultant Robert Marzano says that when students analyze a text’s structure, they should be aware of two levels: (a) the overall organization – for example, rising action, climax, falling action in literature or, in non-fiction, presenting and supporting a claim; and (b) the underlying…

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Added by Michael Keany on January 10, 2013 at 3:08pm — No Comments

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