Michael Keany's Blog – June 2012 Archive (45)

To Pass or Not to Pass? The End-of-Year Moral Dilemma By Colette Marie Bennett

To Pass or Not to Pass? The End-of-Year Moral Dilemma

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Elena is a beautiful 16-year-old who blithely drifted in and out of my English II classroom this year without any materials. She seemed surprised to find…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 20, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Collective Learning Improves Teacher Practice By Learning Forward

Collective Learning Improves Teacher Practice

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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2012 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learn

Richard Shryock argues that French is the most practical language to learn

Speaking to Le Monde Blog

While any language will be useful for some jobs or for some regions, French is a language that is useful throughout the world as well as in the U.S. French as a foreign language is the second most frequently taught language in the world after English. The International Organization of Francophonie has 56 member states and governments. Of these, 28…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 19, 2012 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

10 ways to oppose high-stakes standardized tests By Valerie Strauss

10 ways to oppose high-stakes standardized tests

I’ve written several times in recent months…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 18, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Why Blog? by Eric Sheninger

Why Blog?

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Added by Michael Keany on June 18, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

How Good Is Good Enough?

How Good Is Good Enough?

 

From The Marshall Memo #440

In this trenchant New York Times column, David Brooks explores the subject of human dishonesty, drawing on a new book by Dan Ariely, The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty (Harper, 2012). Nearly everyone cheats, says Ariely, but usually only a little. Some examples:

  • Cans of Coke and plates with dollar bills were…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 17, 2012 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Gates Foundation Responds To GSR Bracelets Controversy

Gates Foundation Responds To GSR Bracelets Controversy



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Added by Michael Keany on June 14, 2012 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Protest Builds Against Pearson, Testing, and Common Core by Alan Singer

Alan Singer

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Added by Michael Keany on June 14, 2012 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Should We Stop Telling Our Kids That They’re Special?

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Should We Stop Telling Our Kids That They’re Special?

It’s easy to see the downsides of our national cult of self-esteem. But being ‘special’ has…
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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments

An Argument Against Test-Score Evaluation of Teachers

An Argument Against Test-Score Evaluation of Teachers

 

From the Marshall Memo #440

In this opinion piece in Education Week, College of the Holy Cross (MA) professor Jack Schneider takes note of the growing popularity of evaluating teachers based on student test-score gains rather than classroom observations. “It won’t be long before high-stakes personnel decisions – hiring, firing, and divvying up…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 13, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Why Digital Writing Matters in Education BY JEFF GRABILL

Why Digital Writing Matters in Education

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Added by Michael Keany on June 11, 2012 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Tips on Informal Observations

The following tip, from Informal Observations On the Go: Feedback, Discussion, and Reflection (3rd Edition)by Sally Zepedaprovides school leaders with several helpful guidelines for conducting efficient and effective informal classroom…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

7 Crazy Things People Say to Teachers (and How to Respond)

The Teacher Report: 7 Crazy Things People Say to Teachers (and How to Respond)



by …WAT Staff
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Added by Michael Keany on June 11, 2012 at 11:15am — No Comments

What standardized testing can learn from baseball By Wendi Pillars

My View: What standardized testing can learn from baseball
June 7th, 2012…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 8, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments

David McCullough, Wellesley High School English Teacher, Tells Graduates: 'You're Not Special'

David McCullough, Wellesley High School English Teacher, Tells Graduates: 'You're Not Special'

Posted: 06/07/2012 10:09 am Updated: 06/07/2012 3:03 pm…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 7, 2012 at 4:32pm — No Comments

Senior Pranks: Where Do You Draw The Line? By MARTHA IRVINE

Senior Pranks: Where Do You Draw The Line?

By MARTHA IRVINE 06/06/12 

Huffington Post…

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Added by Michael Keany on June 7, 2012 at 4:13pm — No Comments

A Few Questions for Obama and Romney on Education Policy By Marc Tucker

A Few Questions for Obama and Romney on Education Policy

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Added by Michael Keany on June 7, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

FAILURE AND RESCUE by Atul Gawande

JUNE 4, 2012

FAILURE AND RESCUE

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Added by Michael Keany on June 4, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

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