Michael Keany's Blog – April 2017 Archive (29)

Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

Opinion



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Sowing Climate Doubt Among Schoolteachers

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JENSINE ECKWALL

By CURT STAGER

APRIL 27, 2017

PAUL SMITHS, N.Y. — The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank known for attacking climate science, has been mailing a slim, glossy book to public school teachers throughout the United States. The institute says it plans to send out as many as 200,000 copies, until virtually every science educator in America has… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on April 27, 2017 at 4:23pm — No Comments

What to do on a lame duck school day by Jennifer Gonzalez



What to Do on Lame Duck School Days

Posted on April 23, 2017 by Jennifer Gonzalez



The term “lame duck” is most often used to describe a president who is still sitting in office after his or her successor has been elected. Technically this person is still the president, but his or her decision-making power is generally perceived to be minimal.



We have something like that in school: those days when technically we’re still in school, but because it’s right before…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 23, 2017 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Betsy DeVos wants more character development in schools. That’s a big problem. Buckle up, kids.

Carimah Townes

Criminal justice reporter at ThinkProgress. Contact me: ctownes@thinkprogress.org

Apr 18

Betsy DeVos wants more character development in schools. That’s a big problem.

Buckle up, kids.





CREDIT: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

You’ve read the stories.

An eighth grader was locked up for throwing skittles on a schoolbus. A 6-year-old girl was handcuffed for taking candy from a teacher’s desk. An officer slammed and dragged a high school girl,… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on April 22, 2017 at 1:32am — No Comments

Where did all the black teachers go?

The New York Times



Where Did All the Black Teachers Go?

APRIL 20, 2017

Editorial Observer

By BRENT STAPLES

I started first grade at an all-black elementary school in Chester, Pa., a deeply segregated factory town near Philadelphia, in 1957 — three years after the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that school segregation was unconstitutional.



The crisply dressed first graders who moved hesitantly that day through the halls of the Booker… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on April 20, 2017 at 9:01am — 1 Comment

Author Interview: 'Teach Like Finland'

Author Interview: 'Teach Like Finland'

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Added by Michael Keany on April 14, 2017 at 2:37pm — No Comments

My Name is Michael: An Autistic Student Explains Autism

This video was part of a class project in which students were asked to tell a story. Michael wanted to convey to his classmates what his life is like as a person with autism, and with the help of one of his teachers, John Lozano, he used images and video to tell his story, an effort that took almost seven months. Michael decided the kinds of pictures and footage and directed Mr. Lozano how it should come together.

The music in this video is “untitled,” by Kina Grannis. It isn’t that…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 14, 2017 at 2:28pm — 1 Comment

Travel Ban's 'Chilling Effect' Could Cost Universities Hundreds Of Millions

Travel Ban's 'Chilling Effect' Could Cost Universities Hundreds Of Millions

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Added by Michael Keany on April 12, 2017 at 10:36am — No Comments

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress By Judy Willis MD

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time.
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Added by Michael Keany on April 11, 2017 at 10:49am — No Comments

8 Ways to Check for Understanding with Nearpod

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Added by Michael Keany on April 11, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

WHERE GRIT REALLY COMES FROM

WHERE GRIT REALLY COMES FROM

Dan Rockwell

I just spent 13 hours in a car.

Because of weather, yesterday’s flight was…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 9, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Brief History of My Task Management Systems by David Knuffke



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Added by Michael Keany on April 8, 2017 at 9:48am — No Comments

Selective schools not necessarily better

Selective schools not necessarily better…



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Added by Michael Keany on April 5, 2017 at 6:10am — No Comments

Trends in early literacy

Trends in early literacy



The transition from kindergarten to first grade is considered to be a critical period for children's academic and social development. Expectation about children's early literacy learning has risen over time, but has their achievement - and how?


Jerome V. D'Agostino and Emily Rodgers analyzed achievement data obtained from a national database…
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Added by Michael Keany on April 5, 2017 at 6:06am — No Comments

Happy B’day, Ponyboy. Why Kids Still Love The Outsiders

Happy B’day, Ponyboy. Why Kids Still Love The Outsiders

The Outsiders (published April 24, 1967) has its 50th anniversary this month. Author S.E. Hinton (Susan Eloise) was a high school…

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Added by Michael Keany on April 4, 2017 at 2:04pm — No Comments

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