"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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…"
"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.…"
"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…"
"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,"…"
"This is an embarrassing exposure of Brooks' political naivete. For more than twenty years, the Americans' "contrasting" view of school and achievement has included themes like "responsibility," "creativity,"…"
"Framing the case as pro- or anti- testing without regard to the tests and their utility to influence or to measure learning, teaching or progress is absurd. Many of these instruments were initially framed to compare school wide demographics and…"
"Ability grouping reflects class and therefore this kind of research is ... at best ... solipsistic. Ability grouping on metrics other than test scores - on "soft skills" like collaboration, creativity, inquiry, etc. - should generate…"
"In any case, keep in mind that Maria Montessori had a class of 72 diagnosed (as of 1890) "idiots" in her first year of teaching, and they taught her how to create the Montessori Method - teams, tasks, project-based and all."
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