Daily Archives: January 5, 2015

The play deficit

Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never grow up. Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon When I was a child in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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Mike Rose on the Failure of “School Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Rose has written a thoughtful critique of “school reform” in The American Scholar. The title of the article is “School Reform Fails the Test.” The subtitle hits a bullseye: “How can our schools get…

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January 5, 2015 – NATIONAL BIRD DAY – NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY – THANK GOD IT’S MONDAY DAY

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January 4th, 2014 – NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY – NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY

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January 3, 2015 – NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY – NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY – NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY

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January 2, 2015 – NATIONAL BUFFET DAY – NATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION DAY – NATIONAL PERSONAL TRAINER AWARENESS DAY – NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY

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January 1, 2015 – NEW YEAR’S DAY

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Haimson: The Best and Worst of 2014

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson lists here the best and worst education events of 2014. She cites the demise of inBloom as one of the best and the Vergara decision as one of the worst. What…

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One Teacher Made a Difference

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted earlier today about a Florida newspaper editor who changed his mind after reading my book, talking to a teacher about Common Core, and learning about the kindergarten teacher who refused to…

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Student Compliance and Buy-In to a Class

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
This post began with a lunch-time conversation with Cristina Trujillo, a veteran teacher at Aragon High School who was once in a Stanford University class I team taught with Lee…

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