Monthly Archives: October 2012

It is Time for a Popeye Moment

Popeye the Sailor Man is famous for saying “That’s all I can stands, I can’t stands no more,” There is a moment in everyone’s life that we all have a Popeye moment. A person can have many different “Popeye moments” … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There are three reasons why it has been hard for reform-driven policymakers to fix school time. *Research showing achievement gains due to more time in school are sparse; those…

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Thanks but No Thanks

I spent last summer hunting for a new job. I discovered a new phenomenon. It’s called a “failure to communicate”. Job hunting is frustrating and emotional to begin with, but the lack of communication on the part of schools just … Continue reading

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To Pontificate or To Act?

To pontificate is define by Webster’s dictionary as “to speak or express opinions in a pompous or dogmatic way”. It can also be looked at as a form of complaining without making an effort to solve the problem. Remember, “talk … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In an article on Joe Giradi (nyer-jgirardi), manager of the New York Yankees baseball team, Gay Talese said: “Like religion, the game of baseball is founded on aspirations rarely…

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Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Why do most history teachers (past and present) use teacher-directed ways of teaching with a small minority diverging from their colleagues? One answer looks at how external testing, state…

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