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Teachers Have It Good

Teachers Have It Good | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
I wake up in the morning excited for the school day, not just in the first week, but year-round.  I get to be creative.  I get to have autonomy.  I get to watch students grow in their wisdom and...
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Brown attacks tests and data as main measures of school success | EdSource Extra!

Brown attacks tests and data as main measures of school success | EdSource Extra! | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it

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New movie reignites debate over 'parent trigger' laws | eSchool News

Won't Back Down, a new movie starring Oscar-nominated actresses Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal, won't arrive in theaters until the end of September—but the film, which centers on a mother and a teacher taking over a troubled public school,...
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Education 2011: A case study in seniority—and burn-out - Buffalo Spree - September 2011 - Buffalo, NY

Education 2011: A case study in seniority—and burn-out - Buffalo Spree - September 2011 - Buffalo, NY | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
The following is a fictional scenario based on real events.
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10 Reasons the Tests Are Lowering Our Standards

10 Reasons the Tests Are Lowering Our Standards | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
we're creating shallow zombies in the name of high standards
Often, the proponents of the drill-and-kill testing environment hold up the banner of "high standards" as a rationale for excessive tes...
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What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
The Scandinavian country is an education superpower because it values equality more than excellence.

 

I am more than half way through the book "Drive" by Daniel Pink, and after reading this article in addition that, I am more convinced than ever that we are drastically on the wrong path with education reform in this country.  It is very frustrating to see and experience what is happening to our educators.

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Teachers Have It Good

Teachers Have It Good | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
I wake up in the morning excited for the school day, not just in the first week, but year-round.  I get to be creative.  I get to have autonomy.  I get to watch students grow in their wisdom and...
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Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011

Matt Damon's headliner speech at the Save Our Schools March in DC, 7/30/2011 --- introduction from his educator mom.
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Schools becoming 'exam factories'

Schools becoming 'exam factories' | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
The head of a private school in Berkshire says education targets are turning schools into "exam factories". (Wise words from the private ed sector.

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In Best High Schools Lists, Numbers Don’t Tell All

In Best High Schools Lists, Numbers Don’t Tell All | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
While rating systems have specific formulas, it is worth noting that many of the top schools have selective admissions or are in wealthy communities.
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What If Schools Created a Culture of "Do" INSTEAD of a Culture of "Know?" - The Tempered Radical

What If Schools Created a Culture of "Do" INSTEAD of a Culture of "Know?" - The Tempered Radical | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
Here at Educon yesterday, I had the chance to learn a bit more about design thinking from David Jakes. David's central point was that schools and teachers often get stuck in a "Yeah, but..." mindset when thinking about change.
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Lesson from Finland: Everything Indiana is doing is wrong | Get On The Bus | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com

Lesson from Finland: Everything Indiana is doing is wrong | Get On The Bus | The Indianapolis Star | IndyStar.com | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
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The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education - Forbes

The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education - Forbes | Education Reform: Teachers Aren't To Blame | Scoop.it
The Single Best Idea for Reforming K-12 Education: Change the goal from making a system of teaching more efficient to making the system more effective by inspiring lifelong learning in students, so that they are able to have full and productive...
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Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.
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