Research

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…
Research

Posthumanism for the Holidays

This is by far one of the more intriguing, timely, and applicable digital research method books I have read in…
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…
Assessment

Why Comparing Countries’ Educational Performance Doesn’t Make As Much Sense As You Think

Many other countries to which the U.S. compares itself are 1) much smaller and 2) more centralized.  The U.S. is…
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…
Health + Nutrition

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…
Assessment

Why Education Reform Hasn’t Worked (in under 2 minutes). Go.

You’ve got to love it when really smart people who really know their stuff can drop knowledge on the spot.…
Equity

Improve Literacy Skills by Focusing on Speaking

I love this speaker series by AERA that features mini-lectures by education researchers.  In this video, Dr. Young-Suk Kim makes…
Curriculum

Masterful Pre-K Teacher, Just Beautiful

Central Park East 1 has been the subject of many studies over the years for its culture of creativity and…
Equity

Failing Systems, Complex Fix

Love this brief talk by Dr. Kara S. Finnigan at University of Rochester.  She talks about the pitfall of trying to…
Charter Schools

Political Spin and Policy Research

Professor Jeffrey R. Henig of Teachers College, Columbia University delivers this brief talk about how research plays into political ideology.  His…
Culture

Developing Youth Literacies, Loving the Disciplines

The great literacy researcher Elizabeth Birr Moje of University of Michigan delivers this TED-style talk at an educational research conference.…
Assessment

If Finland Was a Teacher

I’m reading this fantastic book by Sam Abrams of Teachers College on private enterprise in education.  It prompted me to…
Assessment

Literacy, Video Games, and Straight Up Insight

This short video by one of the world’s finest literacy scholars will leave you asking yourself: why can’t teaching and learning…
Assessment

Common Core Regrets? [via NYTimes]

In response to Diane Ravitch’s opinion piece in the Times recently, readers offered their take on testing, the state of public…
Equity

Genes can have up to 80% influence on students’ academic performance [via The Conversation]

The idea that academic performance is innate might sound innocent, but it can quickly result in educators and officials “writing…
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