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How to Boost Test Scores Without Changing Standards, Curricula, or Tests

How to Boost Test Scores Without Changing Standards, Curricula, or Tests

Let’s make a bet. I bet we can see impressive increases in achievement scores without touching academics. I’m not saying…
Is Love the Key to Learning?

Is Love the Key to Learning?

Columnist David Brooks penned a commentary in which he argues that students’ emotional relationships with instructors are essential to their…
This Video Will Forever Change the Way You Think About the Achievement Gap

This Video Will Forever Change the Way You Think About the Achievement Gap

I have seldom followed an academic colleague doing such strong empirical research aimed at so precise and necessary an end.…
Tom’s Tirade in 3,2,1: Why This Teacher Should Cry and You Should Too

Tom’s Tirade in 3,2,1: Why This Teacher Should Cry and You Should Too

Oh, hell no. Scrolling through LinkedIn recently, I saw this video posted by a top Influencer (one of those on…
Reports of Child Abuse Go Up the Day After Report Cards Go Out

Reports of Child Abuse Go Up the Day After Report Cards Go Out

Let’s all take a moment and let this sink in: increases of child abuse can be correlated with the release…
What’s the Right Way to Teach Thanksgiving? Watch This and Decide for Yourself.

What’s the Right Way to Teach Thanksgiving? Watch This and Decide for Yourself.

This PBS report does a sound job in presenting the realities of trying to teach Thanksgiving in schools. Specifically, the…
Brave, Not Perfect: A Message to Girls Around the World

Brave, Not Perfect: A Message to Girls Around the World

You ever notice how young and quickly the color pink becomes associated with femininity? I have. If we are to…
Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…
Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

I love Hans Rosling’s data-driven talks about how the world is getting healthier and wealthier, slowly and steadily. When the…
Ta-Nahisi Coates on How Schools Hold Children Back

Ta-Nahisi Coates on How Schools Hold Children Back

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers this poignant passage about his experience with school as a child. For…
What More Could Sally Ride’s School Have Done to Prepare Her to be an Astronaut?

What More Could Sally Ride’s School Have Done to Prepare Her to be an Astronaut?

Listen to this 1983 interview with astronaut Sally Ride by Gloria Steinem. What stands out to me most is both…
The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today

The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today

The use of data in teaching and learning has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Driven in part by…
How Students in Flint, Michigan Do Prom

How Students in Flint, Michigan Do Prom

You have heard about Flint’s water crisis and perhaps their rising crime rate. But that’s not all Flint is, not…
Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…
See if Your School District or University Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

See if Your School District or University Has Been Investigated for Civil Rights Violations

The United States Department of Education investigates claims of civil rights violations in K-12 and higher educational institutions. The data…
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