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Just Another Brick in the Wall

Just Another Brick in the Wall | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
How Education Researchers Ignore the Ends to Tweak the Means
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"Is a given lesson worth teaching? I may not always be sure of the answer, but I'm pretty sure that's the question we should be asking—rather than employing discipline, or demanding self-discipline, or pulling stuff off the walls in order that students will devote their attention to something whose value is simply taken for granted."

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Kelly Gallagher: Write Like This - YouTube

www.stenhouse.com/0896.asp www.kellygallagher.org Write Like This is built around a central premise: if students are to grow as writers, they need to read go...
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Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools | Dissent Magazine

Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools | Dissent Magazine | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
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6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy

6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Why the standards for young children are developmentally inappropriate.
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A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy

A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
A gender difference in behavioral skills, seen as early as kindergarten, is hurting boys’ academic prospects and their earning potential.
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What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks

What I Learned Watching 150 Hours of TED Talks | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
The most popular talks shared three common attributes.
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Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw

Want to improve your kids’ writing? Let them draw | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
We love our kids’ first drawings. They draw before they write, so their drawings seem somehow miraculous in those early years - their first communication that is permanent and there for all to see.
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The Common Core Equity Swindle

The Common Core Equity Swindle | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
The farther into this experiment we get, the more devastating this latest sorting mechanism appears to be.
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NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing

Guideline on NCTE Beliefs about the Teaching of Writing: NCTE gives a thorough outline of good writing instruction
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A Call for Non-Cooperation: So that Teachers Are Not Foreigners in Their Own Profession

A Call for Non-Cooperation: So that Teachers Are Not Foreigners in Their Own Profession | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Gandhi’s views on enhancing the vernaculars...so that Indians are “not foreigners in their own land” are directly tied to his opinions on developing communities (for “the poorest of the poor” ) and...
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Teacher, meet Gandhi.

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Genius Hour Manifesto

Genius Hour Manifesto | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Denise Krebs, Gallit Zvi, Hugh McDonald and Joy Kirr came together to discuss "Genius Hour". Each of these teachers has been running Genius Hour in his/her classroom and writing about their experie...
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Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change

Fed Up With Zero Tolerance In Schools, Advocates Push For Change | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Studies show that harsh policies, including criminalization, don't help the students who are removed from the classroom — and that schools punish black, Latino and disabled students more harshly.
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Harsh penalties are not a deterrent and affect disadvantaged students disproportionately.  Huh.  That sounds familiar.

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CURMUDGUCATION: Vicki Phillips Tries Again

CURMUDGUCATION: Vicki Phillips Tries Again | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Deciphering the PR of Common Core sales reps
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Dale Russakoff: A Test for School Reform in Newark

Dale Russakoff: A Test for School Reform in Newark | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Cory Booker, Chris Christie, and Mark Zuckerberg had an ambitious plan to reform Newark’s schools. They got an education.
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New Organizational Tool I’m Using This Year: Double – Sided Notebooks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

New Organizational Tool I’m Using This Year: Double – Sided Notebooks | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
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Hudson ISD - Message From the Superintendent

Hudson ISD - Message From the Superintendent | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
One school district does what every school district should do.
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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A New York Public School Teacher on the Infuriating State Test That Is Turning Kids Off to Learning

A New York Public School Teacher on the Infuriating State Test That Is Turning Kids Off to Learning | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
When many of my students entered my third-grade classroom this year, they told me they didn’t like to read, and they definitely didn’t like to write. I made them a promise that by the end of third grade, I would change their minds.
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Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon Discuss Foundations of Effective Grading

Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon Discuss Foundations of Effective Grading | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Last month, ASCD released Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom by Carol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. Moon.
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No Homework, No Grades, No Punishment Resources

No Homework, No Grades, No Punishment Resources | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Three tenets of my educational philosophy are no/or very limited homework, no letter grades, and no punishment or rewards.  My passion for these run deep and I find myself continually reflecting up...
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"Hunting Scapegoats": WWII Literacy Crisis and Current Education Reform

"Hunting Scapegoats": WWII Literacy Crisis and Current Education Reform | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
"Historians often mention World War II as a time when expectations for schooling and literacy really took off," explains Deborah Brandt, "when what was considered an adequate level of education mov...
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BYOL vs BYOD

BYOL vs BYOD | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of BYOL - Bring Your Own Laptop to school. The laptop is the new pencil... a tool necessary for an effective education today. I also think that a district-provided laptop, in public
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Let Your Students Choose Their Learning Path - A.J. Juliani

Let Your Students Choose Their Learning Path - A.J. Juliani | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
Let your students choose their learning path, and allow them to scratch their own itch. It will completely change the learning process for the better.
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Should we offer majors in high school? Embed core skills in more varied electives? Choice matters, but structuring choices matters, too.
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The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar | Teacher Features | Scoop.it
No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.
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