Tag Archives: Teaching and Learning

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Many More Students Learning At Higher Levels: Appreciating Both the Potential and the Complexity

Many More Students Learning At Higher Levels: Appreciating Both the Potential and the Complexity

We will benefit by appreciating both the complexity of dramatically improve education and the opportunity to uncap much more potential of our youth as we tackle the challenges ahead to improving education. There is no way to avoid appreciating the complexity of the many challenges related to improving education: poverty levels for children rising in

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Where Progress Comes From and How We Can Create More of It

As I read the introduction to Stephen Johnson’s new book, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, 2012 I find myself thinking about the interconnectedness of today’s outcomes to the work of many in the years past.  In the process of setting up his book, Johnson retells about the story of the

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We Have a Prosperity GAP!!!!

Yes, we talk about the many achievement gaps that exist in our schools.  We tackle these ‘gaps’ with rigorous effect.  And many learners improve and many learners do not. Often the improvement is incremental as opposed to dramatic.  A given student or group of students in a specific subgroup improves from 39% proficiency to 43%

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More Students Learning at Higher Levels: Leveraging Technology!

Do we want to be part of a society where education truly benefits all?  Where education can lead toward upward mobility?  Do we want more students learning at higher levels? How can we as a society dramatically increase the numbers of young people who achieve at high levels in language arts, math, science and social

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Questions Related to Pursuing the American Dream

The following information is current and provides food for thought about the current reality of Pursuing the American Dream: Economic Mobility Across Generations (which is the title of the report Written by The Pew Charitable Trusts). I am sharing what follows because questions come to my mind as I think about this data. Americans’ relative

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Making Teacher Evaluations Public is a Bad Idea ~ Bill Gates

In an interview some weeks ago  with Weekend Edition Saturday‘s host Scott Simon, Gates went on to say. “The goal is to help teachers be better,” Gates said. “And when we run personnel systems where we want to be frank with employees about where they need to improve, having [evaluations] publicly available is not conducive

Technology is an asset

We have a gap to close between “what is” and “what should be” for all students and their learning outcomes

Technology is an asset when it comes to schools meeting the challenge of insuring that more students learn at higher levels. Whether you are a formal or informal leader in schools I believe it is important for you to know what you value when it comes to technology and learning.  Then it is important to

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Bully – the movie. I recommend it to all educators and school leaders!

Bullying is potentially brutal.  So, when the topic of Bullying is presented in a documentary movie the movie cannot be made without tackling the ugly facts and patterns of this serious issue.  The movie Bully is not a ‘sugar coated’ covering of the topic.  It is a serious movie about a serious topic! My wife

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