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Are We Spending Too Much Time Teaching Reading Comprehension?

Are We Spending Too Much Time Teaching Reading Comprehension?

In this Teachers College Record article, Daniel Willingham and Gail Lovette make a startling assertion: the most important reading comprehension skills can be learned quite quickly, and continuing to spend a lot of time teaching them is not a good use of precious classroom time. Here’s their argument.

After students learn to decode, there are three reasons they…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps By DEVORAH BLACHOR

Turn Your Princess-Obsessed Toddler Into a Feminist in Eight Easy Steps



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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:53am — No Comments

12: The Maximum Number of Teachers That a Coach Should Coach By Elena Aguilar

12: The Maximum Number of Teachers That a Coach Should Coach

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

School Leaders as Marathoners, not Sprinters* by Larry Cuban

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to Children by Peter Gray

Freedom to Learn

The roles of play and curiosity as foundations for learning.

One More Really Big Reason to Read Stories to…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 25, 2014 at 10:03am — No Comments

Looking for a good education reformer?

What kind do you want? Many reformers deal with bureaucratic, financial, theoretical, and window-dressing stuff that  probably won’t change very much. Bill Gates thought that making all the schools small would save the system. It made no difference. See what I mean?

My theory is that we can improve the schools ONLY by dealing with the rot at the heart of the system. That would be the dysfunctional theories and methods that govern how all of…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on October 24, 2014 at 2:52pm — No Comments

Why Your Whole Staff Should Be on Twitter By Peter DeWitt

 

Why Your Whole Staff Should Be on Twitter

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Added by Michael Keany on October 24, 2014 at 9:10am — No Comments

5 Behaviors That Can Sink Leaders By Peter DeWitt

5 Behaviors That Can Sink Leaders

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Added by Michael Keany on October 23, 2014 at 11:24am — No Comments

Longer School Days and Years are Not the Answer Yet

The different use of the time has merit, and there are barriers that need to be addressed first.  There are required minutes of instruction in different areas from K through 12.  Those requirements vary from state to state. But often schedules are built based upon past practice without realizing that there may exist an opportunity for change that is not being used. And there are barriers because of state requirements.      …

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Added by Jill Berkowicz, Ed.D. on October 23, 2014 at 7:50am — No Comments

Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching By Myron Dueck

Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching

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Change can be difficult. We find ourselves entrenched in old habits, and, therefore, much of what we do is simply what we have always done. However, there is…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 22, 2014 at 5:11pm — No Comments

The Building Blocks of a Good Pre-K By SHAEL POLAKOW-SURANSKY and NANCY NAGER





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Added by Michael Keany on October 22, 2014 at 8:45am — No Comments

Sports and Education Work Well Together by Daniel Bowen and Jay Greene

Sports and Education Work Well Together

Daniel H. Bowen  Jay Phillip Greene

Jay P. Greene is the 21st century professor of education reform at the University of Arkansas. Daniel H. Bowen is a post-doctoral fellow at the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University.

UPDATED OCTOBER 21, 2014, 10:15 PM

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Added by Michael Keany on October 22, 2014 at 8:39am — No Comments

High School Athletes Gain Lifetime Benefits by Kevin Kniffin

High School Athletes Gain Lifetime Benefits

Kevin Kniffin

Kevin Kniffin teaches leadership and management in sports at Cornell University as part of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He is on Twitter.

OCTOBER 21, 2014…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 22, 2014 at 8:37am — No Comments

School Should Be About Learning, Not Sports by Amanda Ripley

School Should Be About Learning, Not Sports

Amanda Ripley

Amanda Ripley, an Emerson senior fellow at the New America Foundation, is the author of "The Smartest Kids in the World — and How They Got That Way." She is on …

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Added by Michael Keany on October 22, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

'Nice' and racist

'Nice' and racist

In a review in Teachers College Record of Angela Castano's Educated in Whiteness: Good Intentions and Diversity in Schools, Lisa Mazzei writes that Castano critiques how educator engagements with race have become inconspicuous, normal, and "nice." The book problematizes discourses of race in U.S. schools, and illustrates how well-intentioned diversity-related practices solidify inequity and reinscribe whiteness as the norm. Castagno…

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Added by Michael Keany on October 21, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

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