Required Readings

Homeschooling must involve teaching, controversy in health textbooks, new NEA president, and more: Required Readings, 08.12.14

Required Readings begins today with pleasantly surprising news: a positive judicial outcome regarding religion and education in Texas. Guess you can’t stop teaching your homeschooled children because you sincerely believe the Rapture is coming. Also, IMHO, if your child is running away from home so she can attend school, you’re …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 21 November 2013 – Adjunct Faculty Edition!

Good morning, teachers and learners! Since a larger conversation opened up this week due to a Slate piece on Duquesne University adjunct Margaret Mary Vojtko, I thought I would make today’s set of required readings about the people and the plight of the contingent faculty. Want to Unionize Your Adjuncts? First …

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Required Readings, 17 October 2013

Steven Novella on good teaching. Teachers in England go on strike. Americans are skeptical of online education. The JREF releases new skeptical lesson plans. Good EVENING, teachers and learners! Here are your required readings: Steven Novella on The Science of Learning – From the NeuroLogica Blog For all the ballyhoo …

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Required Readings

Required Readings, 27 June 2013

Good morning, teachers and learners! Today is the last day of my first summer session of classes. I’ve lined up plenty of interesting reading for you. Everything from religious schools trying to get state money, to ways of getting students to do pre-class reading, to yoga instruction in schools. ACLU …

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