Joe Beckmann
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Joe Beckmann commented on Michael Keany's video

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools

"There's a lot easier and more accessible, and richer, database through the Chicago Consortium on School Information. Their data go back 50 years and clearly show "what works" which crosses way more boundaries than class, language, or…"
Sep 1, 2014
Joe Beckmann commented on Michael Keany's video

Colbert Interviews Campbell Brown on NY Tenure Lawsuit

"Isn't it obvious that she is funded by ISIS and Putin, who have most to gain from firing massive numbers of public school teachers in the US?"
Sep 1, 2014
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Catholic School Closures and the Decline of Urban Neighborhoods from Education Next by Nathan Glazer
"It is not coincidence that the decline of parochial education directly relates to the increase in charter schools. The buildings drive the school, not the other way around."
Jul 20, 2014
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May 1, 2014
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Apr 14, 2014
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion How Personality Affects Learning
"It's absurd to list seven "personality" variables, and then attribute only one of them - "intrapersonal" - with all the impact of "personality" itself. And it makes much, much more sense to actually measure…"
Apr 13, 2014
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Common Core Curriculum Now Has Critics on the Left by Al Baker
"One of the features of "common core" is English language learning, and the plural of "curriculum" is NOT "curriculums." And, perhaps more to the point and an even worse "sin" in reporting, you ought to mention…"
Mar 2, 2014
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion An "All You Can Eat" College Degree Could Be The Future Of Higher Education
"Only an idiot would characterize a competency with all you can eat! And the model is hardly new - it was the model of continuing education in the 1920's when Columbia created "General Studies" and Harvard played out Dr. Elliott's…"
Jan 8, 2014
Joe Beckmann commented on Michael Keany's blog post TEACHER QUALITY, WIGGINS AND HATTIE: MORE DOING THE WRONG THINGS THE RIGHT WAYS by P. L. Thomas
"What a rambling rant! What did you have for breakfast? Hattie and Wiggins aren't talking about "things we control," but, rather, things that kids do, much of which is way beyond your real or intentional control. And they don't…"
Nov 10, 2013
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Six principles for using data to hold people accountable By Andy Hargreaves and Henry Braun
"The problem of testing is not merely how narrowly defined the measure, but, even more, the retributive kinds of incentives these systems inspire. Rather than reward improvement, for example, those incentives reward raw numbers and punish poor…"
Nov 3, 2013
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Establishing a PBL-Friendly Culture in Your Classroom, School or District from The 21st Century Principal by J. Robinson
"Why do you assume so thoroughly that project based learning is antithetic to all classrooms!? It wasn't so strange to Dewey or Montessori! And lots of people - like me - always taught that way. It's the didactic pedants who over-work their…"
Sep 15, 2013
Joe Beckmann liked Michael Keany's blog post How Do We Judge Success in a Democracy? by Deborah Meier
Jun 12, 2013
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Why Some Schools Want To Expel Suspensions
"Chicago, which has one of the oldest and largest database of student data consistent across all schools, proved fairly conclusively that grade retention - particularly in grades 7-8 or 9 - has a 90% probability of producing dropouts.…"
Jun 5, 2013
Joe Beckmann replied to Michael Keany's discussion Bill Gates’s $5 billion plan to videotape America’s teachers By Valerie Strauss
"I'm old, but I remember things. Like "back in the day" when it was Ford, Rockefeller and the like doing what Gates now does. How sad that he dropped out and missed that era, 'cause he's now recapitulating it, line by dreary…"
May 15, 2013
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Mar 3, 2013
Joe Beckmann commented on Michael Keany's blog post Teaching Values: Let's End Our Misguided Approach By Katherine Casey and Francesca Kaplan Grossman
"This is an absurd premise: it is not possible to teach without teaching values, since teaching itself is a value. For more than twenty years, American achievement measures have included themes like "responsibility,"…"
Mar 3, 2013

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