Michael Keany's Blog – November 2012 Archive (66)

Teacher as Learning Designer by Andrew K. Miller

Andrew K. Miller

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Added by Michael Keany on November 29, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Oprah, Rihanna, and What Young Black Girls Need By Marilyn Rhames

Oprah, Rihanna, and What Young Black Girls Need

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Teachers Should Have the Option of Working in Teacher-Led Schools By Tom Vander Ark

Teachers Should Have the Option of Working in Teacher-Led Schools

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Take It From Tennessee: Lessons on Teacher Evaluation By Liana Heitin

Take It From Tennessee: Lessons on Teacher Evaluation

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Four Questions on Common Core and Reading Assessment by Breyette Lorntz

Four Questions on Common Core and Reading Assessment

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A high level of scrutiny and uncertainty surrounds the first assessments tied to the Common Core State Standards. Questions abound. How will these assessments interact with other assessments? How will they affect…

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Raise Scores With Teacher Prep, Not Test Prep By David Ginsburg

Raise Scores With Teacher Prep, Not Test Prep

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Beyond the Scoreboard by Paul Bambrick-Santoyo

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How to Use Value-Added Measures Right by Matthew Di Carlo

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Arne Duncan for US Secretary of State by Tom Friedman

My Secretary of State

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN

Published: November 27, 2012 NY Times

President Obama is assembling his new national security team, with Senator John Kerry possibly heading for the Pentagon and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice the perceived front-runner to become secretary of state. Kerry is an excellent choice for defense. I don’t know Rice at all, so I have no opinion on her fitness for the job, but I think the contrived flap over her Libya comments certainly shouldn’t… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on November 28, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Taking the Long View on Common Core By Learning Forward

Taking the Long View on Common Core

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What Kind of Success Does 'Character' Predict? By Joan F. Goodman

What Kind of Success Does 'Character' Predict?

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IQ, the time-honored predictor of school success, has a new rival: “character.” As described by Paul Tough, who initially popularized these ideas in a …

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Meeting Students Where They Are--Emotionally By David Ginsburg

Meeting Students Where They Are--Emotionally

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The Power of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams by Ann O'Brien

The Power of Academic Parent-Teacher Teams

This time of year, many people are reflecting on what is truly important in life and all they have to be grateful for. The most common item of the top of these lists:…

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Don't Let Data Drive Your Dialogue by Dr. Bruce Beairsto

Don't Let Data Drive Your Dialogue

Dr. Bruce Beairsto
4 November 2010

Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 23, 2012 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Don't Be Defined By Who You Were in High School By Peter DeWitt

Don't Be Defined By Who You Were in High School

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When ‘Grading’ Is Degrading By MICHAEL BRICK

The New York Times


November 22, 2012

When ‘Grading’ Is Degrading

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More Concerns About the Measures of Effective Teaching Project by Kim Marshall

More Concerns About the Measures of Effective Teaching Project

(Originally titled “Fine-Tuning Teacher Evaluation”)

 

In this Educational Leadership article, Kim Marshall says the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project’s three-part plan for teacher evaluation makes sense, but suggests ways that each area could be implemented more effectively:

Classroom observations – The MET…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 22, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

A Stinging Critique of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project

A Stinging Critique of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project

(Originally titled “The MET Project: The Wrong $45 Million Question”)

 

In this Educational Leadership article, Rachael Gabriel (University of Connecticut/ Storrs) and Richard Allington (University of Tennessee/Knoxville) criticize the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project for reducing its initial question – How can we identify and…

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Added by Michael Keany on November 22, 2012 at 7:29am — No Comments

How do You Defeat an Army of Determined Educators? You Don't! by Anthony Cody

How do You Defeat an Army of Determined Educators? You Don't!

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Added by Michael Keany on November 21, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments

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