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Equity

The NYPL’s Fantastic Reading List on Black America

In light of recent events, the New York Public Library has put together this list of essential reads on the…
Arts + Letters

Tom On: Teaching Writing

Just because one can write does not mean one can simply teach writing. It was during my third year teaching…
Equity

How to Gerrrymander School Districts: A Primer

School districts are not natural phenomena; they are political constructs. We don’t often use the term “gerrymandering” to refer to…
Equity

Wait, Writing and RACE?

I’ve seen several middle schools using the RACE method to scaffold students’ writing. It has nothing to do with the…
Arts + Letters

Where Books Take Us

An apropos metaphor regarding the relationship between reading and achievement. via @bookishbronte on Instagram   Happy #socksunday everybody how are…
Arts + Letters

Seeing Transaction Theory

Louise Rosenblatt’s visualization depicting the relationship between efferent and aesthetic readings is really powerful. What does it mean when we…
Equity

Race, Class, and Test Scores: A Definitive Explanation

The data visualization and digital storytelling team over at the NY Times took the phenomenal work of Professor Sean Reardon…
Arts + Letters

“High School Training Ground,” by Malcolm London

Check out this Chicago poet’s powerful commentary on the reality of high school, a training ground for the injustices all…
Culture

The Pedagogy of Plato’s Cave

If you are reading this, you probably read Plato at some point.  Or, you were probably assigned to read Plato…
Culture

Harry Potter’s Battle for Real-World Learning

You know Harry Potter.  But did you know the young wizard was a champion of constructivist pedagogy?  Based on this…
Assessment

So, About those International Test Comparisons

For sure, you have heard that the U.S. is way behind other industrialized nations based on international tests in literacy…
History + Politics

7 Holiday Advertisements for 19th Century Teachers That Will Make You Smile

Holidays are times to look back and reflect on all that is good in the world.  In between reading holiday…
History + Politics

Good Education Inspires the Soul, says John Adams

Ten years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, John Adams penned a diary entry in which he briefly…
Health + Nutrition

Immaturity is an Incredible Asset for Learning, Dewey Wrote

I’ve been listening to an audiobook of John Dewey’s classic Democracy in Education [free here].  Listening to his work is…
History + Politics

A Perfect Picture of Where We’re At Post-Election–and Why Education is So Important.

Literacy is necessary to democracy.  As we’ve seen, literacy has been used to deny American the right to vote.  In…
Curriculum

How Webster’s Spelling Book Sought to Unify a Nation

Webster’s famous spelling book (and later, his dictionary) was not what you probably think.  Noah Webster created such texts for use…
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