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When “Slavery” Meets the Standard

This was the homework question: “Give 3 ‘good’ reasons for slavery and 3 bad reasons. Make notes and then put…

Do You Care to Explore Authentic Writing Instruction?

I love this blog called Writers Who Care. It’s a fantastic resource for teachers and parents on what solid writing…

How Did That Race to the Top End?

Race to the Top is the Obama Administration’s education reform initiative.  It overlapped with former President Bush’s No Child Left…

Revisiting How NCLB Was Framed

No Child Left Behind was the signature education initiative of George W. Bush’s presidential administration.  It was followed by the…

Louis CK on Standardized Tests, Burning Schools Down

So not funny that it’s funny.  The Manhattan father of public school children and comedian delivers his criticism of high…

Love the Teenager in Your Life? Know Their Brain.

When working with secondary education teachers, I often find myself reminding them that while teaching teenagers can be challenging on…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on How to Nurture Scientific Literacy. Curious?

Neil deGrasse Tyson often has something interesting to say about whatever question it is that is posed to him.  In…

Technolo-gee-what-the-heck-is-that?

Whenever we talk about technology in education, there seems to be an air of mystique and inevitability that emerges.  I…

Maurice Sendak’s Thoughts on Childhood Might Make You a Better Teacher and Parent

The author of Where the Wild Things Are talks about childhood–it’s real, raw, and truer than I’ve ever admitted.  As…

Charter School Critique Goes Viral

John Oliver holds no punches in this recent criticism.  The video quickly went viral, with ed reform critics sharing it…

Hating School, Loving Education

Check out this powerful poem that pinpoints the all-too-common tension between schooling and learning.  Spoken word poetry at its best.

White Students Get Experienced Teachers, While Black Students Get Police In School [via HuffPo]

“I don’t think there’s any way you could look at this data and not come away with a tremendous sense…

Teaching Kids About Food to Save Their Lives with Jamie Oliver

Nutrition is something schools have mostly addressed with a requisite health class.  Chef Jamie Oliver says that we have to…

A Different Way to Think about the English-es We Speak with Jamila Lyiscott

We all speak different ways in different contexts.  When students do it, adults sometimes tell them to speak “properly.”  Jamila…

Voice, Identity, and Relevance in Learning with Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell delivers a thorough and powerful address on the importance of taking student voice, identity, and relevance in schools.…

Diversity in Education with Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz

Few people speak as powerfully about issues of equity, race, and culture in education has Dr. Sealey-Ruiz.  She weaves research…
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