Michael Keany's Blog – July 2011 Archive (45)

To Secretary Duncan: The information you invited By Valerie Strauss (based on a letter from Carol Corbett Burris and Kevin G. Welner)

To Secretary Duncan: The information you invited

This is a letter that was sent by two educators to Education Secretary Arne Duncan after Duncan called one of them, Principal Carol Corbett Burris of …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Confession of a Cheating Teacher By Benjamin Herold

Confession of a Cheating Teacher

She said she knows she's a good teacher.

But she still helped her students cheat.

"What I did was wrong, but I don’t feel guilty about it,” said a veteran Philadelphia English teacher who shared her story with the Notebook/NewsWorks.

During a series of…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 29, 2011 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Alfie Kohn: We Have to Take Back Our Schools By Anthony Cody

Alfie Kohn: We Have to Take Back Our Schools

Alfie Kohn has been at the forefront of the resistance to test-based reforms for more than a decade. As we…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 28, 2011 at 2:45pm — No Comments

Teachers Converging on Washington for 4-Day Schools Rally By guest blogger Nirvi Shah

Teachers Converging on Washington for 4-Day Schools Rally

By guest blogger Nirvi Shah

UPDATED

Today kicks off the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 28, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

We have to start with the recognition that digital technologies are transforming EVERYTHING. by Scott McLeod

MY OPENING REMARKS AT THE IOWA EDUCATION SUMMIT

I served on a panel, Education in a Digital World, at the Iowa Education Summit today. Here is what I said during my 5 minutes of opening remarks.

Good afternoon,

We have to start with the recognition that digital technologies are…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Turning the Tide by Eric Sheninger

Turning the Tide

by Eric Sheninger  Show original item

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Principal: Why I’m marching to ‘save our schools’ by Carol Corbett Burris

Principal: Why I’m marching to ‘save our schools’

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This was written by Carol Corbett Burris, the principal of …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Why have so many successful people been taught in Montessori schools? by Andrew McAfee

Montessori Builds Innovators

by Andrew McAfee

WSJ

There are strident disagreements these days over every aspect of American educational policy, except for one. Everyone thinks it would be great if we could better teach students how to innovate.

So shouldn't we be paying a great deal of attention to the educational method that produced, among others, Larry Page, Sergei Brin, Jeff Bezos, Jimmy Wales, Peter…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 27, 2011 at 1:21pm — No Comments

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

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

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

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

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