Saturday, September 15, 2012

Big Education Ape 2nd Banana 9-15-12 Recap of Last Week's Best Post #EDchat #EDreform #soschat #p2 #1u


BIG EDUCATION APE 2ND BANANA 

Recap of Last Week's Best Post 




coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
A Terrifying Way to Discipline Children - NYTimes.com: A Terrifying Way to Discipline ChildrenBy BILL LICHTENSTEIN Published: September 8, 2012 *Ward Zwart* IN my public school 40 years ago, teachers didn’t lay their hands on students for bad behavior. They sent them to the principal’s office. But in today’s often overcrowded and underfunded schools, where one in eight students receive help for special learning needs, the use of physical restraints and seclusion rooms has become a common way to maintain order. It’s a dangerous development, as I know from my daughter’s experience. ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Chicago's Teachers Just Went On Strike -- Here's Everything You Need To Know About Why | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC): THE DAILY CHANGE: CHICAGO’S TEACHERS JUST WENT ON STRIKE — HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHY During a press conference tonight the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced that it will be going on strike, its first action of the sort in 25 years. Why are these 29,000 teachers and school workers going on strike in the nation’s third-largest public school district? Because they want what all workers want: fair pay and decent working conditio... more »

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coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Adam Smith Warns: Beware the Profit-Seekers « Diane Ravitch's blog: Adam Smith Warns: Beware the Profit-Seekers by dianerav A faithful reader sent the following quotation from Adam Smith’s *The Wealth of Nations*: *Merchants and master manufacturers are, in this order, the two classes of people who commonly employ the largest capitals, and who by their wealth draw to themselves the greatest share of the public consideration. As during their whole lives they are engaged in plans and projects, they have frequently more acuteness of understanding than the greater part of country gent... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Missouri Education Watchdog: Pay Attention When Checking Out at JCPenny: Pay Attention When Checking Out at JCPenny by Anngie We've all heard it a hundred times. You go to check out at the store and the cashier asks if you would like to add some small amount to your total to help support XYZ charity. The small amount usually entices most people to say, "Sure." The charity gets some money, the store gets to brag about its charitable donation and you have an easy way to feel good about something for the day. Its a win-win-win. This month, JCPenny is going to ask you to support a char... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
21 reasons to oppose charter schools, Initiative 1240 | The Stand: 21 reasons to oppose charter schools, Initiative 1240 *This fall, Washington voters will vote on Initiative 1240, yet another attempt funded by a handful of very wealthy individuals to legalize charter schools — taxpayer-funded schools that operate independently of traditional public school districts. Charter schools have been rejected by Washington voters three times, in 1996, 2000 and 2004.* ------------------------------ *By REP. MARCIE MAXWELL* ------------------------------ 1. Charters have NOT outperformed publ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Obama’s Education Secretary Far From Neutral When It Comes to Chicago Teachers Strike | The Dissenter: Obama’s Education Secretary Far From Neutral When It Comes to Chicago Teachers Strike by Kevin Gosztola Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at Education Commission States Event (Photo by US Department of Education) The Chicago Teachers Union went on strike on September 10. At least twenty-six thousand educators have been taking a stand in the streets, for a fair contract and for reductions in class sizes, the provision of social services for children, a halt to the expansion of cha... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Prop 30 vs. Prop 38: A Voter Guide for Parents: Prop 30 vs. Prop 38: A Voter Guide for Parents By Kim Tso 8 Comments As a parent who volunteers in the schools and has learned the hard way just how complicated school finance is, I want to share my personal analysis of the two education initiatives on this November’s ballot — Prop 30 (a.k.a. Governor Brown’s Initiative) and Prop 38 (a.k.a. Molly Munger’s Initiative). If you need some basic background about each proposition, you can find good links at my “homework” post. I based my analysis on one simple principle: Children should ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Chicago Teachers Strike: Wealthy Donors Changed Education Policy Landscape In Illinois: Chicago Teachers Strike: Wealthy Donors Changed Education Policy Landscape In Illinois by Joy Resmovits WASHINGTON -- As the Chicago teachers strike edges toward its close, both sides of the education reform debate are trumpeting arguments for or against the strike and the policies put forward by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Beneath the rhetoric lies a stream of fundraising aimed at influencing lawmakers and the public on education policy that has, in recent years, shifted away from the teache... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 3 hours ago
Ed Roundup for 9-14-12 - Year 2012 (CA Dept of Education): Education Roundup for the Week Ending September 14, 2012 SACRAMENTO—The California Department of Education (CDE) today issued this week's Education Roundup of education-related announcements of public interest. Antioch School Student and Teacher Both Selected for Coveted National Healthcare Honors The CDE congratulates a student and a teacher from Dozier-Libbey Medical High School in the Antioch Unified School District in Antioch for receiving prestigious honors related to their work in healthcare education. A recent grad... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
AFT President Randi Weingarten Slams Rahm Emanuel Over Chicago Teacher’s Strike | FDL Action: AFT President Randi Weingarten Slams Rahm Emanuel Over Chicago Teacher’s Strike by Jane Hamsher Tell Boys & Girls Club of Chicago: Dump Rahm Emanuel *Update II: Dave Dayen reports that Rahm is blinking, under pressure from the Obama campaign to settle the strike so it doesn’t interfere with the election.*** *Update: Rahm thanks both Obama and Romney for supporting him against the Chicago Teachers.* Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, smacked Rahm Emanuel aro... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
Engaging Students in Politics — Whole Child Education: [image: ASCD Whole Child Bloggers]Engaging Students in Politics September 13, 2012 by ASCD Whole Child Bloggers *Post written by Jill Bass, director of Curriculum and Teacher Development for Mikva Challenge's Center for Action Civics. Connect with Bass by e-mail at jill@mikvachallenge.org. This post was originally featured in*ASCD Express*.* Every teacher has at least a handful of moments with students that make him or her think, "*This* is why I became a teacher." One such moment for me was on a campaign trip with about 60 stud... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
The in box. Karen Lewis writes the Sun-Times. « Fred Klonsky: The in box. Karen Lewis writes the Sun-Times. by Fred Klonsky *Dear Editor,* * * *The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is so cash-strapped that it plans to close and consolidate under-utilized schools, with rumors that it could be upwards of 120 schools this coming year. Many people would consider this to be fiscally prudent. Mayor Emanuel is of course going to blame the soon-to-be agreed upon new union contract.* * * *What the public does not understand, however, even though both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Tim... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Chicago Teachers Union Strike: A Proxy for Deep Teacher-Parent Dissatisfaction With Current Education Policy | K-12 News Network: Chicago Teachers Union Strike: A Proxy for Deep Teacher-Parent Dissatisfaction With Current Education Policy by admin This is a must-read from The Nation on why the Chicago teacher’s strike is much more than a local issue. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel share roots in the city that was Obama’s training ground as a politician, and so they’re deserved targets as well as proxies for all that many teachers and parents find... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
“Sacramento City Teachers Association declines to participate in Race to the Top “ | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…: “Sacramento City Teachers Association declines to participate in Race to the Top “ by Larry Ferlazzo Our teachers’ union local has just decided to not support our Superintendent’s plan to apply for District Race To The Top funds. A diverse committee, including Alice Mercer, Lori Jablonski and myself (I’m just including our three names and links because of our social media activity) met to develop a report and recommendations to our Executive Board, which has... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
*Morning Chicago Teachers Strike News and Commentary 9-12-12* Chicago teacher: They didn’t think that we were serious by Eric W. Dolan Union delegate Darryl Reed explained Monday that the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) began their strike on Monday to prevent teachers from being unjustly fired. “We’ve been saying all along that the [Chicago Public School system] did not think that we were this strong, did not think that... The Chicago Teachers’ Strike: Two Visions by dianerav This is my analysis of the strike, posted on the website of the New York Review of Books. Debating the ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 43 minutes ago
A Petition to reduce the use of Standardized Testing in Connecticut - Wait, What?: A Petition to reduce the use of Standardized Testing in Connecticut by jonpelto It’s a Petition to reduce the use of Standardized Testing in Connecticut This is our opportunity to make a difference. The “education reformers” and their corporate partners are making their push to undermine and destroy public education. Public school teachers are on the picket line in Chicago. The strike is not the traditional battle over fair pay, as much as it is a about a group of courageous teachers, willing to

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 4 hours ago
Why Rahm Emanuel and The New York Times are wrong about teacher evaluation - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Why Rahm Emanuel and The New York Times are wrong about teacher evaluation By Valerie Strauss You know things are going very badly for public school teachers when The New York Times editorial board calls a bad teacher evaluation system a “sensible policy change.” The Times ran an editorial on Wednesday that smacked Chicago teachers for striking against a school reform package pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a former chief of staff of President Obama. It says in part: ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 10 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] What Does Equal Educational Opportunity Mean in Chicago? by dianerav An article that appeared in “In These Times” describes the school where Mayor Rahm Emanuel sends his children. It is the University of Chicago Lab School. President Obama chose it for his girls when he lived in Chicago. Arne Duncan is a graduate. It is a wonderful progressive school, originally founded by John Dewey. It has small classes, a broad and rich curriculum, wonderful facilities, a beautiful library, seven full-time arts teachers... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 2 hours ago
Linked Learning Pilot Project - Year 2012 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils New School Pilot Program Linking Academics and Career Readiness SACRAMENTO—As many as 20 school districts across California will have opportunities to get state assistance in launching new programs demonstrated to help students graduate from high school prepared to succeed in careers and college, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today. "Linked Learning" programs tie together real-world professions with demanding academics through challengi... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
The Chicago teachers strike, Rahm Emmanuel, Stand for Children, the Gates Foundation, DFER, the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan | Seattle Education: The Chicago teachers strike, Rahm Emmanuel, Stand for Children, the Gates Foundation, DFER, the Tea Party, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan by seattleducation2011 So what do all of these folks have in common? Listen up Seattle. The Chicago Teachers Union is currently on the front lines of a fight to defend public education. On one side the 30,000 members of the CTU have called for a contract that includes fair compensation, meaningful j... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
*The BIG 2 on CHICAGO* * * * * What Does Rahm Emanuel Believe? by dianerav When Mayor Rahm Emanuel is talking about youth crime, he assigns responsibility to parents and families for the values and attitudes and behavior of what he calls “gang bangers.” When he talks about schools, however, he forgets that parents and families have any influence on how students behave and the effort they are willing to expend on their studies. All of a sudden, teachers alone control test scores, no one else. Chicago strike by debmeier Forty five years go, fresh from Chicago, I began teaching kinde... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 hour ago
The Chicago Teachers Union Fight is a National Fight | FDL News Desk: The Chicago Teachers Union Fight is a National Fight by David Dayen Dylan Matthews published a post today about how teacher strikes harm student achievement, reaching all the way to suggest that the future earning potential of students off from school today at the Chicago Public Schools will be impacted by a protracted strike. Let’s set aside the fact that it seems a bit presumptuous to enter into this conversation ONE DAY INTO a strike action, and the fact that the company of the organization for which Matthews w... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Greatness By Design Report - Year 2012 (CA Dept of Education): State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Unveils* Greatness by Design*, Task Force's Comprehensive Report on Supporting Outstanding Teaching SACRAMENTO—In a new report, a group of California's leading education experts formed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson called for sweeping improvements to the way teachers are recruited, trained, brought into the profession, mentored, and evaluated. "This is the most comprehensive look our state has taken at California's most important profession—teaching—in a gen... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
"NYSUT sends message of support to Chicago teachers." September 10, 2012. NYSUT: A Union of Professionals. www.nysut.org: NYSUT sends message of support to Chicago teachers NYSUT Media Relations - September 10, 2012 ALBANY, N.Y. September 10, 2012 - The 600,000-member New York State United Teachers pledged its full support to the 30,000 teachers and staff in Chicago who today went on strike. Outstanding issues leading to the strike include fairness and respect for teachers and staff serving the Chicago Public Schools; a demand for badly needed resources for Chicago students, a... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Why Chicago teachers are on strike and what could come next | GothamSchools: Why Chicago teachers are on strike and what could come next by Philissa Cramer Striking Chicago teachers picket today outside Ray Elementary School, where U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent his children when he was Chicago's schools chief. (Photo: Raiselle Resnick for GothamSchools) Chicago’s long-threatened teacher strike, which began today, isn’t just about Chicago teachers. It’s also something of a referendum on the current moment in education policy. Of the many reasons for the strike, three stan... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Chicago Teachers Union | Press Release: CPS Fails To Negotiate Fair Contract To Prevent First Strike In 25 Years: CPS Fails To Negotiate Fair Contract To Prevent First Strike In 25 Years 09/09/2012 More than 29,000 teachers and education professionals will not report to work today 9/10 [image: Strike Central]*http://www.ctunet.com/for-members/strike-central* *CHICAGO—* After hours of intense negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) and the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have failed to reach an agreement that will prevent the first teachers strike in 25 years. Pickets are expect... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Chicago teachers strike and challenge corporate reform model of education | Seattle Education: Chicago teachers strike and challenge corporate reform model of education by seattleducation2011 Strike! For the best coverage on the strike this morning, go to Democracy Now’s coverage of the strike: *Striking Teachers, Parents Join Forces to Oppose “Corporate” Education Model in Chicago* Here are the specific stories on the strike: More than 29,000 Chicago public school teachers and support staff have gone on strike today after union leaders failed to reach an agreement with the nation... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 19 hours ago
CTU members rally on may 23rd. Signs read Whatever We Do We Will Do Together and Love Our Students
Chicago Teachers Union | Strike Central: Strike Central [image: CTU members rally on may 23rd. Signs read Whatever We Do We Will Do Together and Love Our Students] Latest Information As of 12:01 a.m. we will be on strike. Please report to your picket location by 6:30 a.m. Click here for the latest press release on negotiations. Click here for our first daily strike bulletin, On the Line. *FAIR CONTRACT RALLY MONDAY AT 3:30PM**125 SOUTH CLARK * * CTU Strike Headquarters is located at Teamster City.* On Van Buren between Ashland and Paulina on the north side of I-290 - the Eisenhower ... more »




coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Chicago's Teachers Just Went On Strike -- Here's Everything You Need To Know About Why | Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC): THE DAILY CHANGE: CHICAGO’S TEACHERS JUST WENT ON STRIKE — HERE’S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WHY During a press conference tonight the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced that it will be going on strike, its first action of the sort in 25 years. Why are these 29,000 teachers and school workers going on strike in the nation’s third-largest public school district? Because they want what all workers want: fair pay and decent working conditio... more »




coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Teacher contract negotiations continue as deadline looms - Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News: BREAKING: Chicago Teachers to strike after negotiations fail Chicago News and Weather | FOX Chicago News More Sharing Services - - Share - | - Share on facebook - Share on twitter - | - Share on email - Print *Posted: Sep 07, 2012 2:25 PM PDT**Updated: Sep 09, 2012 8:12 PM PDT* By Tisha Lewis, FOX Chicago News Reporter - bio | email - CPS will implement 'Children First' if teachers strike: DETAILS CHICAGO (FOX Chicago Ne... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Continuing Change: Tomorrow, Wear Red for ED to Support Chicago Teachers by gatorbonbc Reblogged from Diane Ravitch's blog: I will be wearing red in solidarity with the Chicago Teachers Union tomorrow, in support of whatever decision they make. If they should strike, they have my support. If they don’t, they also have my support. I am not giving my support unthinkingly or blindly. I support their right to bargain collectively. Knowing Karen Lewis, I believe she has the best interests of the children of Chicago in her heart. Read more… 132 more words Diane Ravitch supports Chicag... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
Jimmy Fallon sings James Taylor Parody at DNC2012 – Oh, I’ve seen Romney, I’ve seen Bain. VIDEO « Continuing Change: Jimmy Fallon sings James Taylor Parody at DNC2012 – Oh, I’ve seen Romney, I’ve seen Bain. VIDEO by gatorbonbc *Kudos to Jimmy Fallon – He sings this James Taylor Parody at DNC2012, beautifully.* *“Oh, I’ve seen Romney, I’ve seen Bain. I’ve seen Clinton speeches I thought would never end, I’ve seen crazy guys talking to invisible men — so I’ll probably vote Obama, one more time again. “* *Watch Video Here:* *‎”We seen both sides and we seen both guys,* *But 2016... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
“Won’t Back Down” and “Will Stand Up” | Parents Across America: “Won’t Back Down” and “Will Stand Up” by pureparentsBy Lorie Barzano [image: Stealing Schools = Won't Back Down (click Picture)] Chair of Coalition SAUS (Strengthen Austin Urban Schools), a parent led group representing inner-city public schools working to ensure accessible, quality Public Education for all children and healthy, thriving Public Schools in Austin’s urban core. I saw “Won’t Back Down” last week with two other parents from Coalition SAUS. A free, pre-screening hosted by the Charter School Association, ... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: *Diane in the Afternoon 9-9-12* I Can Determine the Winner of the Presidency by dianerav Good grief. It just occurred to me that I can swing the election. Not with my vote. My personal vote doesn’t count. I live in New York, a state so blue that Romney won’t bother to campaign here, although he will surely come here to raise money on Wall Street and in the Hamptons, where the super-rich gather to play and ride horses and sail. New York will give Obama a huge majority, so I am free to vote my conscience. The election, I hear, will be decided in Ohio and Michigan... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Is Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee taking over the Democratic Party? - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Is Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee taking over the Democratic Party? By Valerie Strauss An Atlantic magazine article is entitled, “How Michelle Rhee Is Taking Over the Democratic Party.” Is she really? The story says that “there are signs that Rhee’s persona non grata status in her party is beginning to wane.” Persona non grata status in the Democratic Party? When was that? Rhee was hired by a Democratic mayor, Adrian Fenty, in Washington, D.C,. in 2007 as chancellor... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Chicago Teachers Union | Strike Central: For Members » Strike Central [image: CTU members rally on may 23rd. Signs read Whatever We Do We Will Do Together and Love Our Students] Latest Information At this point, negotiations continue between the Chicago Teachers Union and the Chicago Board of Education. While we are always hopeful for a resolution, we continue to prepare for a strike. Click here for the latest press release on negotiations. Click here for a flyer geared toward parents. (A Spanish version can be downloaded here. An updated Spanish version will be available soon). Cli... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Teachers Don't Suck !: I saw this on FB ! Aint He Just Grand!: I saw this on FB ! Aint He Just Grand! by Walt S. I saw this on FB saw this on FB and I copied the picture and some of the comments: "There is alot of talk about him running for Governor of New Jersey?" "Love my Cory." "Love his quote...don't preach to me about your religion...show me by example." "Love this guy." "Did you listen to his speech last night at the convention. AWESOME!!" Here's my comment:

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Schools Matter: The Atlantic's Love-fest for Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee, Inexcusable: The Atlantic's Love-fest for Failed DC Chancellor Michelle Rhee, Inexcusable by P. L. Thomas *The Atlantic* is championing the self-aggrandizing agenda of non-educator Michelle Rhee: How Michelle Rhee Is Taking Over the Democratic Party The writer of the article needs to hear from the progressive education community that Rhee and the Obama education agenda are not popular or credible; email Molly Ball at mball@theatlantic.com Note this response from Diane Ravitch: Is Michelle Rhee Takin... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Back To School Tour | ED.gov Blog: *Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, will join the Secretary for the W.Va., events * * * [image: Tour Logo] ** The “Education Drives America” Back-to-School Bus Tour takes Secretary Arne Duncan and senior ED staff coast-to-coast highlighting education successes and engaging communities in conversations about school reform (P-12), college affordability and completion, and the link between education and jobs. Bus Sneak Peek and Final Details Released Posted on September 7, 2012 by Cameron Brenchley [image: Education D... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Coalition for Public Education/Coalición por la Educación Pública: *An Open Letter to Our Black Youth* *www.theafricanamericanchild.com* We, the individual members of the NATIONAL BLACK EDUCATION AGENDA (NBEA) are mothers and fathers, grandparents, God-parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brothers and sisters entrusted as the loving adults and tradition-keepers who hold together our own Black families. We are also your neighbors, mentors, counselors, coaches, pastors, teachers and professors. It is in the spirit of love and family responsibility, that we write to you— our urban Af... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Diane Ravitch's blog: Is Michelle Rhee Taking Over the Democratic Party? by dianerav An article in The Atlantic by a political reporter named Molly Ball claims that Michelle Rhee is “taking over” the Democratic Party. It curious that Rhee owns the party but was not invited to speak and explain her views. So many speakers ridiculed Mitt Romney because, they said, he likes to fire people. Funny, Rhee likes to fire people too. When she ran the DC schools, she invited a PBS camera crew to watch her fire a principal. I wrote to the author of this article. You should too. Post a copy he... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
Did Malia, Sasha go to school on day after convention? - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post: Did Malia, Sasha go to school on day after convention? By Valerie Strauss President Obama started his speech at the Democratic National (Lynne Sladky/AP)Convention this way: Michelle, I love you. The other night, I think the entire country saw just how lucky I am. Malia and Sasha, you make me so proud. But don’t get any ideas, you’re still going to class tomorrow. So, did the girls actually go totheir school, the exclusive private Sidwell Friends in the District, the day after the night... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 7 hours ago
Saturday coffee. « Fred Klonsky: Ten minute drawing. Rahm Emanuel’s teaching manual. by Fred Klonsky Click on drawing to enlarge. Saturday coffee. by Fred Klonsky *The Logan Square subway station on Labor Day morning. Red shirts heading down to the CTU rally.* It is a beautiful Fall-like morning in Chicago. A slight chill in the air, but the sky is cloudless and blue. Last night we sat on the lawn at Ravinia and listened to Yo Yo Ma and The Knights play Schumann. The air was cool and damp last night too. But the sound of Yo You Ma’s cello was magical. There is a guy on the Loga... more »

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 09/08/2012 coolcatteacher@gmail.com (Victoria A Davis, Cool Cat Teacher) at Cool Cat Teacher Blog - 5 hours ago - Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing Chronofencing is the principle of delivering contextually important information at the right time. It is like geofencing (triggers of contextual information at a location) but perhaps more useful. Learn to understand this term as it has important implications in education. For example, students can have triggers before leaving school remindi... more »




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