Required Readings

Competency Based Education, the cost of it all, please don’t ruin conferences, and technology means literacy for every one!! It’s Required Reading 3/16/2014

Well  here’s some stuff: Here’s a new thing that seems to make sense in a kind of hippie way, Competency Based Education. That is, take out norms and timelines,  and help  students master targeted skills. It costs  to be poor, taxes are higher, medical care is more expensive and so …

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Required Readings

Class size, homeschoolers, blogging prof and a little WTF! Required readings 3/6/2014

Wondering about stuff?  You’ve come to the right place. In case you were wondering why kindergarten needs so many teachers , there’s quite a bit of evidence that class size does matter. Wondered about how  homeschooling intersects with the Quiverfull movement? Hairpin posted this this interview with 2  complaining, ungrateful, …

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Educational dystopia, school reform, student data protections, USDA response, what can we do about the schools in NOLA, academia as a lifestyle choice- Required Reading 2/27/2014

Well, what has Speecharella been reading this week?  Lots- Thanks to Alexander Russo for pointing us to this dystopian educational thriller- The Newman Resident. Though the task is somewhat akin to finding the corners in a circle, this is a pretty good take on making sense of the school reform …

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Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz: Do you lunch?

As I mentioned last week, most of us in the education biz* often find ourselves engaged in activities that aren’t really part of our jobs, but are nonetheless important and/or gratifying. Along these lines, I’d like to turn for a moment to a vitally important but rather less-frequently discussed part …

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