[It’s] not about the need to separate church and state; it’s about...– Neil deGrasse Tyson
You cannot make rules precede practical experiences.– Saint-Exupery
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The problem with religion - as with Nazism, Stalinism, or any other totalitarian...– Harris
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War On Words: NYC Dept. Of Education Wants 50... →
world-shaker: Fearing that certain words and topics can make students feel unpleasant, officials are requesting 50 or so words be removed from city-issued tests. The word “dinosaur” made the hit list because dinosaurs suggest evolution which creationists might not like, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported. “Halloween” is targeted because it suggests paganism; a “birthday” might not be happy to...
Centuries ago, the teacher Socrates famously argued against the idea that the...– Building Good Search Skills: What Students Need to Know | MindShift (via infoneer-pulse)
Gov. Haslam teacher tenure bill clears Senate... →
cildawg1 said… When Bill Haslam’s first order of business as governor was to take away the collective bargaining rights of teachers, I thought to myself, “What have teachers done in Tennessee to get stripped of their bargaining rights?” I wondered if Tennessee teachers had gone on strike or had massive “call in sick” days. I searched Google for “Tennessee Teachers on Strike” and could...
PEOPLE WHO ARE DESTROYING AMERICA: TEACHERS
The one thing that matters is the effort. It continues, whereas the end to be...– Saint-Exupery
"What else do we need aside from salaries to... →
world-shaker: …What else do we need aside from salaries to attract teachers? Well, we need lower class size because teachers want satisfaction in their work. How do they get satisfaction? The real mission of a teacher is not to give idiot multiple-choice tests, but to get kids to think, to express themselves, to be able to advance arguments, to be able to persuade. You get kids to do these...
PLEASE sign this petition for Gov. Bill Haslam to... →
racetothestoneage: Because, you know, Tennessee’s educational history isn’t already embarrassing enough.
Teaching the Controversy →
Although I myself am an academic and a humanist, I actually agree with Rick Santorum on this issue. The controversy should be taught and understood by all educated Americans because it lies at the very heart of the deepest ideological disagreements of our nation. An important point of difference I have with Santorum is that I think the controversy should be taught in social studies and political...
The man that I named The Giver passed along to the boy knowledge, history,...– Newbery Medal Acceptance Speech, 1994 Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry! (via outofprintclothing)
Bright students 'cannot write essays', say... →
Bright students are starting university unable to structure an essay because of the “damage” caused by test-driven schooling, Cambridge academics warned on Monday.
In contrast, the kind of learning that is typically associated with technology...– Technology Can Make Students More Intellectual (via world-shaker)
Why Is the Secretary of Education Proposing... →
infoneer-pulse: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan used his SXSWedu keynote address earlier this week to advocate for more professional development and higher salaries for teachers. Duncan argued that teacher salaries should start at about $65,000 a year and range up to $150,000 a year for highly rated veterans. That sounds good in theory—teachers work incredibly hard, staying at their school...
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Dear BFF: just so you know, you are totally the cytosine to my guanine. And that’s the way it always will be. Sources: Etsy.com; Buzzfeed
Each Teacher Wonders, Is This the One? →
The levels of trust and openness that are necessary for teaching are diminished every time someone opens fire in a classroom. Idle comments become vaguely menacing threats. Classrooms are no longer just about learning but also about observing — watching to see who seems upset, uninvolved, angry.
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH →
So whenever you hear Republicans say that they are the party of traditional values, bear in mind that they have actually made a radical break with America’s tradition of valuing education. And they have made this break because they believe that what you don’t know can’t hurt them.
12 Questioning Strategies that Minimize Classroom... →
So much of teaching is sharing. Learning results in sharing, sharing results in...– Esme Raji Codell, Educating Esme
Teacher Morale Sinks, Survey Results Show →
infoneer-pulse: The slump in the economy, coupled with the acrimonious discourse over how much weight test results and seniority should be given in determining a teacher’s worth, have conspired to bring morale among the nation’s teachers to its lowest point in more than 20 years, according to a survey of teachers, parents and students released on Wednesday. More than half of teachers expressed...
Scholastic: 100 Classroom Organizing Tricks →