Monthly Archives: December 2015

Teacher New Year’s Resolutions–Version 2016!

Originally posted on The Pensive Sloth:
Where did 2015 go?  Seriously.  While I try to figure that out…here’s some NEW teacher new year’s resolutions to make you giggle.  If you want to see the top 10 from 2015, click HERE.

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A Christmas Message for Reformers: A School That Really Works!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A Christmas message to reformers: Fund what works. Hello, Bill Gates. Hello, Eli Broad. Hello, Walton Family. Hello, John Arnold. Hello, John Paulson. Hello, hedge fund managers. Fund what works. ? I read this…

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Alabama Teacher of the Year Resigns– The Backstory, Part V

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 20, 2015, I traveled to Alabama to extensively interview 2014-15 Alabama Teacher of the Year, Ann Marie Corgill, who had resigned from her fifth grade teaching position with Birmingham City Schools on October 30,…

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Cartoons about Winter Holidays–Families, Children, and Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
For this month with winter holidays upon the nation, I have gathered some cartoons that poke fun at what transpires in homes, schools, and Santa’s place. Enjoy! ? ?…

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In a Self-Serve World, Start-Ups Find Value in Human Helpers (Farhad Manjoo)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Farhad Manjoo  writes for the New   York Times. This appeared on December 16, 2015 I have a question for viewers to consider and, if moved to do so,…

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Predictions, Dumb and Otherwise, about Technology in Schools in 2025

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
One easily trips over a list of high-tech tools that have become obsolete in the past decade (e.g., floppies, fax machines). I used many of these myself and remember…

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Wise Words From Ben Stein

This statement says more about where the heart and mind of the United States than anything I have seen or read lately DT.   Ben Stein: Apparently the White House referred to Christmas Trees as Holiday Trees for the first … Continue reading

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Louisiana’s Standards Review: Common Core Writers and Eureka Math Developers Invited

Originally posted on deutsch29:
The Common Core in Louisiana is supposedly under review based on legislation passed in the 2015 session. However, the alleged review is Common-Core-centered and is transpiring at warp speed. Practically speaking, the resulting changes will only be…

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Why I Reject Lesser-of-Two-Evils-ism

Originally posted on 34justice:
If Hillary Clinton ends up winning the Democratic nomination for president, some Bernie Sanders supporters will vote for her anyway.  I can respect that decision.  While the differences between Democrats and Republicans are often overstated –…

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Math, History, and Science: Political Battlegrounds in Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The previous post offers a re-framing of the math wars that have marked the past century of teaching math. Historians and critics have pointed to the culprits of “curriculum…

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