Michael Keany's Blog – July 2012 Archive (33)

Tested: Why Standardized Tests Don't Make Sense - An Infographic by Accredited Online Colleges

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Instant Resources: The Importance of Media Literacy by Peter DeWitt

Instant Resources: The Importance of Media Literacy



Have you ever read a story and wondered if it was accurate? When doing research, do you not only read your primary sources but also dig down a little deeper and read the sources they used? Do you take it a step further and look…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Is It Important for Nonnative Speakers to Lose their Accents?

Is It Important for Nonnative Speakers to Lose their Accents?

 

From the Marshall Memo #444

In this article in Foreign Language Annals, University of Utah professors Rachel Hayes-Harb and Johanna Watzinger-Tharp sum up their study of whether having a “foreign accent” affects being understood by a native speaker. “Although nonnative speakers often strive to ‘overcome’ their accents,” say the authors,…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

12 Ways Parents Can Contribute to Education Reform

12 Ways Parents Can Contribute to Education Reform

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Added by Michael Keany on July 24, 2012 at 8:54am — No Comments

Teacher Leaders Should Stop Being Scaredy Cats and Embrace Social Media by Lillie Marshall

Follow-Up: Teacher Leaders Should Stop Being Scaredy Cats and Embrace Social Media



Lillie Marshall

Teachers lag behind other careers in harnessing the power of social media, and a major reason is fear.

"It's dangerous to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 3:20pm — No Comments

Let's Get Rid of Subs By Nancy Flanagan

Let's Get Rid of Subs

If there were ever an outmoded,…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 1:47pm — No Comments

Teacher Voice Matters in Education Policy by Justin Minkel

Teacher Voice Matters in Education Policy



Justin Minkel

Here's a troubling riddle: What do NCLB, Obama's Blueprint for Reform, and the Common Core Standards have in common?

Not a single teacher was in the room when they were…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 23, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

Bullying Works! by Elizabethe C. Payne and Melissa J. Smith

Elizabethe C. Payne

Melissa J. Smith
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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lowering the Temperature on Claims of 'Summer Learning Loss' by Alfie Kohn

Alfie Kohn

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 12:29pm — No Comments

In Support of the Whole Child by Sean Slade

Sean Slade

Huffington Post…
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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2012 at 11:03am — No Comments

How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll By José Vilson

Teacher Voice: How Not to Be a Bobble-Head Doll

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

Is All of This Testing Really Necessary? By Trenton Goble

Is All of This Testing Really Necessary?

Note: Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer of …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 17, 2012 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Bill Gates on ‘Game-based’ learning

‘Game-based’ learning

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Check out the classroom of the future, Bill Gates’ style: Students are grouped according to skill set. One cluster…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 17, 2012 at 1:12pm — 1 Comment

Education Leaders as Heroes - Lessons for All of Us By Learning First Alliance

Education Leaders as Heroes - Lessons for All of Us

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Added by Michael Keany on July 13, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments

The Optimal Dose of Teaching by Ariel Sachs

The Optimal Dose of Teaching

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Ariel Sachs

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Today, after 2 weeks of vacation and plenty of rest, I had the novel opportunity to sub for a single summer school class--yes, just 50 minutes of teaching--and let me tell you, I had a supremely good time. It was the students'…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2012 at 1:42pm — No Comments

8 Ways The World Will Change By 2052 BY: Jorgen Randers



8 Ways The World Will Change By 2052

Forty years from now, how much will energy cost? What will happen with the climate? Most importantly, will you be richer?



Let me answer some of your likely questions…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2012 at 9:02am — No Comments

The Bully in Us by Adam Kirk Edgerton

Adam Kirk Edgerton

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Added by Michael Keany on July 11, 2012 at 3:06pm — No Comments

School as Wonder, or Way Out by TA-NEHISI COATES

School as Wonder, or Way Out

NY Times

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Added by Michael Keany on July 11, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Want to run the world? Start by tucking in your shirt.

How Do Clothes Affect Behavior?

 

From the Marshall Memo #443

“Want to run the world? Start by tucking in your shirt,” says Merel van Beeren in this Psychology Today article reporting on research on the effect of clothing on behavior. She describes an experiment by Northwestern University psychologists Hajo Adam and Adam Galinsky (in the Journal of Experimental Psychology) in which…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 10, 2012 at 2:38pm — No Comments

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