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Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Arent

Top 10 Skills We Wish Were Taught in School, But Usually Arent.

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Many parents don’t realize how MISLEADING test scores are :(

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» 8 easy steps to kill the love of reading in every student.

Many schools do all these things thanks to Common Core, Race to the Top and our nations obsession with high-stakes testing. So sad… » 8 easy steps to kill the love of reading in every student..

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Coach John Wooden’s Take on TEACHERS

No written word, no spoken plea can teach our youth what they should be. Nor all the books on all the shelves. It’s what the TEACHERS are THEMSELVES. http://on.ted.com/d08Ac

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Education is NOT All About College and Career Readiness. It’s About the JOURNEY!!!

“We thought of life by analogy was a journey, was a pilgrimage, which had a serious purpose at the end. And the thing was to get to that end. Success, or whatever it is, or maybe heaven after you’re dead. … Continue reading

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Lucy Calkins Weighs in on the 2014 NYS ELA Test

Thanks to Kevin Glynn of Lace to the Top for sharing this excellent analysis. From Lucy Calkins: From all I hear, the jury is no longer out in New York State. Last year, the NYS ELA–a test that was described … Continue reading

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The Critical Importance of Soft Skills for Success in School and at Work

  This is an excellent post by John at The Art of Learning. I recommend you read it CLOSELY, taking note of the excellent TEXT-BASED EVIDENCE used to support the author’s claim. The Common Core ELA standards demand that students … Continue reading

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