Required Readings

Balanced literacy, creation museum field trip, and social media data: Required Readings, 7.1.14

Happy First of July, SoD readers! Filed under “All that is old is new again,” the head of New York City’s public school system is promoting a shift back toward balanced literacy instruction. This educational approach is based on the idea that children are natural readers and writers and that teachers …

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Reading Rainbow Returns, Speecharella on vacation from snark!! Required Reading 6/5/2014

Yikes! Summer’s here for sure! Here are some ideas for enrichment!! Are you missing school already or are you still trying to drink your burnout away? You might need a little Reading Rainbow!  Is there anybody who doesn’t?  What ever happened to it anyway?  Was it just another 26 year …

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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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School shootings, standardized tests, library of congress for teachers, art for students with autism and cuddly literacy- Required Reading 2/13/2014

Maybe it’s just because I have the flu and am feeling very dark , but I’ve somehow collected  some really depressing  links.  I’ve discarded some of them but I have to put something in this column. I’ll wrap it up with a little cheer. First the yucky: Via the Answer …

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Pop Quiz: Where do students get their science?

Science literacy is a tricky term. What do we mean by it? Do we expect the populace at large to know certain basic facts? Do we expect them to understand the process of science? How deeply into scientific knowledge must a layperson get before they are considered scientifically literate? These …

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