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... →