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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 Blueberry Story: The teacher gives the businessman a lesson

The story below was originally published in 2002. It amazes me that the evils of corporate education reform have been in the spotlight for over 12 years and as of yet have been UNSTOPPABLE. This has to stop NOW. We … Continue reading

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Matt Damon: ‘We would never let businessmen design warheads. Why would you cut out educators when you’re designing education policy?’

Matt Damon just had an online conversation with Reddit users to promote his new movie, “The Monuments Men,” and he touched on a number of topics, including his opposition to standardized test-based school reform and the exclusion of teachers from the shaping … Continue reading

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The 500-Pound Gorilla

  12 years ago this article made frightening  predictions. Sadly, they are a reality today in American education. PHI DELTA KAPPAN October 2002 The 500-Pound Gorilla By Alfie Kohn The best reason to give a child a good school. . … Continue reading

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Five Reasons I Became A Teacher

Mrs. Borkel – She was the nicest (and most stylish) Kindergarten teacher in our elementary school. I couldn’t wait to go to class each morning. Mrs. Borkel ensured that each of her students felt loved and nurtured. Her classroom was … Continue reading

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