Saturday, November 24, 2012

Big Education Ape Nite Cap 11-24-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2



James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."

A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAP




Finding Our Footing After Superstorm Sandy « Cooperative Catalyst

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Finding Our Footing After Superstorm Sandy « Cooperative Catalyst: Finding Our Footing After Superstorm Sandy by SngrLittle Last Monday I decided to invest ten or fifteen minutes out of our forty-nine minutes of instruction to reconnect. Sandy changed us all. The students have varying reactions. Some were impacted minimally. They aren’t aware of the outside world beyond what impacts them directly and they only lost internet for twelve hours. Which was devastating for them at the time but survivable. Others lost power for days, had structural damage and struggled in the dark for ... more »

Let’s Close Prisons Instead of Schools « Deborah Meier on Education

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Let’s Close Prisons Instead of Schools « Deborah Meier on Education: Let’s Close Prisons Instead of Schools by debmeier “Message to President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan: the nation would be a lot better off if you concentrated on closing prisons rather than closing schools” from Mark Naison’s blog. Thank you, Mark. Every time I go to Chicago I’m reminded about by obsessive fear and fascinating with imprisonment. My friend, Amanda Klonsky, has spent her adult life on the issue of juvenile imprisonment, in part as a teacher of imprisoned juveniles. On returning f... more »

SVW7MEPP2KHE | The Jose Vilson

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SVW7MEPP2KHE | The Jose Vilson: SVW7MEPP2KHE by Jose SVW7MEPP2KHE Most Commented Posts - [image: Book Giveaway: OIL – Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower] - Book Giveaway: OIL – Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower - [image: Howl If You Hear Me] - Howl If You Hear Me - [image: Book Giveaway May 2010: War by Sebastian Junger] - Book Giveaway May 2010: War by Sebastian Junger - [image: All I Ever Had: Redemption Songs] - All I Ever Had: Redemption Songs - [image: On The Reason Why You May Only Get One Bl... more »

Ed Notes Online: Run Like Hell From Common Core Scam Pushed by UFT/AFT and DOE/Deformers

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Ed Notes Online: Run Like Hell From Common Core Scam Pushed by UFT/AFT and DOE/Deformers: Run Like Hell From Common Core Scam Pushed by UFT/AFT and DOE/Deformers by ed notes online *Imagine someone trying to sell you a car with a speedometer but no engine.... Patrick Walsh, Raging Horse Blog* Patrick Walsh nails the common core. *Somehow in the frenzied production of all these Common Core based paraphernalia, both city and state failed to insure the production of the element most essential to the possibility of the Common Core having any kind of real educational success. So... more »

Schools Matter: Refocusing LAUSD on reading and learning instead of testing

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Schools Matter: Refocusing LAUSD on reading and learning instead of testing: Refocusing LAUSD on reading and learning instead of testing by Robert D. Skeels * rdsathene First published on Robert D. Skeels for School Board on November 24, 2012. ------------------------------ *It's difficult to explain exactly what being poor is all about, or why access to books and ideas might be as important as a free breakfast. — Walter Dean Myers* [image: The Power of Reading by Stephen Krashen]*Hope Is an Open Book*, an op-ed piece by author Walter Dean Myers, was tweeted this morning by educator... more »

What's the Matter with Michigan? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher

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What's the Matter with Michigan? - Teacher in a Strange Land - Education Week Teacher: What's the Matter with Michigan? by Nancy Flanagan ** *For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.* Ralph Waldo Emerson So--on this Thanksgiving weekend, I'm trying to be more grateful for what's working fine. I'm also trying not to be angry so often. There's a lot to be angry about, from Black Friday and Wal-Mart, to the fact that my teaching colleagues make 1/225th what the average CEO makes. Big things to get steamed about. Little things to irritate. Mostly, what I'm ... more »

INFOGRAPHIC: If The World Were 100 People | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

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INFOGRAPHIC: If The World Were 100 People | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: INFOGRAPHIC: If The World Were 100 People Published at 3:02 pm EST, November 24, 2012 [image: INFOGRAPHIC: If The World Were 100 People] Photo: 100People.org Click Here to Enlarge Photo What would the Earth’s population look like if there were only 100 people? What percentage of the population would Latin Americans make up? How many would speak Spanish? What about literacy rates? The 100 People Foundation have created this thought provoking infographic depicting a world of only 100 people. [image: Image]

A Chinese Education, for a Price | toteachornototeach

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A Chinese Education, for a Price | toteachornototeach: A Chinese Education, for a Price by aristotlethewise *A Chinese Education, for a Price* By Dan Levin BEIJING — For Chinese children and their devoted parents, education has long been seen as the key to getting ahead in a highly competitive society. But just as money and power grease business deals and civil servant promotions, the academic race here is increasingly rigged in favor of the wealthy and well connected, who pay large sums and use connections to give their children an edge at government-run schools. Nearly everything... more »

Stories of Impact « Cooperative Catalyst

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Stories of Impact « Cooperative Catalyst: Stories of Impact by Paula White I am a teacher. I love teaching and learning with kids, and I have a way of relating to kids that is unique, meaningful and worthwhile. I do things very differently from many other teachers and that sets me apart. (Sometimes that’s a good thing and sometimes that’s NOT a good thing.) I’ve always been blessed, though, in having people in central office who recognized my differences and who supported my vanguard ways and my deep soul-searching to be ever better–and who have served as critical friends, askin... more »

School Tech Connect: Chiming In Before the Veto Session

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 5 hours ago
School Tech Connect: Chiming In Before the Veto Session: Chiming In Before the Veto Session by noreply@blogger.com (Tim Furman) Just spent a lovely morning meeting with State Representative Kelly Cassidy, who came out on a Saturday to meet a small delegation from Rogers Park Neighbors for Public Schools. We talked at length about CPS, and we let her know about where we stand on the possible extension of the December 1 "hit list" deadline as well as the Elected, Representative School Board concept, which won by a landslide in every precinct where it wasn't blocked from the ballot. ... more »

Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

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Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children [image: Latino Voters Call on Lawmakers to Invest in Children] Photo: Latino children Click Here to Enlarge Photo An analysis of nationwide election eve poll released today by the First Focus Campaign for Children shows overwhelming support from Latino voters for a wide range of federal investments in America’s children at levels higher than voters of all demographics and political affiliations. More than 9-in-10 Latino voters support increasing... more »

What’s a Little Edu-Fraud Between Friends? | EduShyster

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 6 hours ago
What’s a Little Edu-Fraud Between Friends? | EduShyster: What’s a Little Edu-Fraud Between Friends? by edushyster2012 *What a murky transaction between Massachusetts charter operators says about a little problem called ‘edu-fraud.’* When leaders of a troubled charter school in Gloucester, MA needed emergency funds, they went to prominent charter advocate Diana Lam, who was happy to oblige—for a hefty fee. We already know that charter schools are outstanding at achievement gap narrowing, test score soaring and expectations raising. But there’s a little something else that charters tu... more »

Critical Reading Task: How do FERPA Guidelines Affect Student Privacy? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher

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Critical Reading Task: How do FERPA Guidelines Affect Student Privacy? - Living in Dialogue - Education Week Teacher: Critical Reading Task: How do FERPA Guidelines Affect Student Privacy? by Anthony Cody *Guest post by John Chase.* Teachers who may be looking for a complex informational text for their students to practice with in preparation for the new assessments might consider using the following excerpts from the *Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which was amended 12/2/11. (*selected passages and bold font added for clarity and emphasis) ...These amendments ... more »

Jersey Jazzman: Another Cerf Privatization Scheme Fails

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Jersey Jazzman: Another Cerf Privatization Scheme Fails: Another Cerf Privatization Scheme Fails by Duke Edison Learning has been fired from managing charter schools in Dayton, Ohio, after a 12-year run starting in 1999. Before we look at what happened, let's keep one thing in mind: *For half of Edison's failed run in Dayton, the President and CEO of the charter management company was current New Jersey Education Commissioner Chris Cerf, who ran Edison from 1999 to 2005.* Cerf became Edison's COO in 1999, eventually moving up to CEO; that means he was front and center in both w... more »

How Corporations can help Public Education « Deborah Meier on Education

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How Corporations can help Public Education « Deborah Meier on Education: How Corporations can help Public Education by debmeier Before speaking to the Chicago City Club (the movers and shakers), CTU (Chicago Teachers Union) President Karen Lewis was asked: “Instead of corporate meddling, would you prefer that corporations sit on the sidelines and not try to help our schools get better?” Karen replied with these words: “I don’t think they should sit on the sidelines. I think they should do what they do when they give money to the Lyric Opera. I don’t believe they go to the Lyric O... more »

Engaging Parents In School… » Community Schools and Parent Engagement

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Engaging Parents In School… » Community Schools and Parent Engagement: Community Schools and Parent Engagement by Larry Ferlazzo I’ve posted often both about my support of community schools and about my concern that they generally don’t encourage parent engagement (see Parent Leadership Is Often “Missing Link” In Community Schools). Here’s an excerpt from a new study that found the same problem: *This study investigated the effectiveness of a community school’s strategy in influencing the motivators of parental involvement. Through a mixed-method, case-study investigation of a long... more »

Saturday coffee. « Fred Klonsky

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Saturday coffee. « Fred Klonsky: Saturday coffee. by Fred Klonsky I walked a block down the slope to 7th Avenue and got two lattes. Then as Anne did her exercises, I took some of the leftover sweet potato and apple kugel I made for Thanksgiving and formed two little patties. I crisped them up in a pan. By then, Anne was came into the kitchen. I fried a couple of eggs and slid them over the kugel patties. Breakfast in Brooklyn. It has been a beautiful week here. Unseasonably warm enough for the family to take a stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens yesterday. If you don’t li... more »

Florida Tax Credit Scholarhip’s “Selective Robinhoodism” | Scathing Purple Musings

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 8 hours ago
Florida Tax Credit Scholarhip’s “Selective Robinhoodism” | Scathing Purple Musings: Florida Tax Credit Scholarhip’s “Selective Robinhoodism” by Bob Sikes From *Orlando Sentinel *reporter Dave Weber: More than four out of every five low-income students receiving a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship are attending religious schools. The rapidly expanding state-scholarship program allows students to attend private schools at taxpayer expense, and 83 percent are choosing church schools. Schools run by Baptist, Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist, Catholic, Jewish and Islamic religious organi... more »

NYC Educator: On Debate

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NYC Educator: On Debate: On Debate by NYC Educator This week I had to delete a number of comments. Some likened this blog to Fox News, and others called me all sorts of names. Others laid out what they thought I should write about, and criticized my choice of topics. Apparently these readers know what belongs here better than I do. Perhaps they should start their own blogs and write about whatever they wish. Some told me what I think, and were invariably incorrect. I'm not sure what passes for debate elsewhere, but to me that's blatantly ridiculous. You say this, therefore you bel... more »

MORNING UPDATE: LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-24-12 Diane Ravitch's blog

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Diane Ravitch's blog: [image: Click on picture to Listen to Diane Ravitch] Walmart and the School Reform Movement by dianerav EduShyster celebrated Black Friday not by shopping but by thinking about ways that Walmart could really make a difference in the lives of children. For example, it could provide their parents a living wage and decent benefits or allow them to join a union. Instead, the Walton family is a big funder of charters and vouchers and other aspects of the conservative reform movement to privatize public education and break teachers unions so that teachers can be tre... more »

The GOODEST: Our Favorite Things to Learn and Do This Past Week | Business on GOOD

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The GOODEST: Our Favorite Things to Learn and Do This Past Week | Business on GOOD: The GOODEST: Our Favorite Things to Learn and Do This Past Week Fish Poo Power: A Genius Countertop Aquaponics Garden “We’ve been doing this [testing the gardens] for eight months, and it still blows my mind when I see the first one sprouting—out of rock. It’s just crazy. I get so excited about it, but imagine a little kid seeing that.” With a bit of the wonder that dwells in any farmer, Arora adds, “They’re never going to forget that for the rest of their lives.” 'Solutionaries': Why Adults Need to ... more »

Ed Notes Online: Taking Down Ed Deform -- Blogger Jersey Jazzman on National Thanksgiving Crisis

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Ed Notes Online: Taking Down Ed Deform -- Blogger Jersey Jazzman on National Thanksgiving Crisis: Taking Down Ed Deform -- Blogger Jersey Jazzman on National Thanksgiving Crisis by ed notes online There are so many juicy tidbits in here, it tastes better than turkey. Have a Reformy Thanksgiving! *We have a national Thanksgiving crisis.* *Corporate Ed Reform: The New GMO?* International comparisons clearly show our turkeys are drier, our mashed potatoes are waterier, and our pumpkins pies have less pumpkin per slice than every other developed country in the world (save Finland). ... more »

SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Walmart Workers and Respect

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SACRAMENTO PROGRESSIVE ALLIANCE: Walmart Workers and Respect: Walmart Workers and Respect by Duane Campbell A Statement of Jobs with Justice (Nov 22) In a historic move, nearly a thousand actions have begun around the country as a part of a rolling series of walk-outs by Walmart’s store associates. The Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart), called for the strike after numerous unfair labor practices (ULPs) the company committed against worker and in protest of Walmart’s ongoing attempts to silence workers for speaking out for better jobs. This strike follow su... more »

Shop Local on Small Business Saturday - Rosemont, CA Patch

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Shop Local on Small Business Saturday - Rosemont, CA Patch: Shop Local on Small Business Saturday [image: AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners.]Big name national retailers take the spotlight on Black Friday as their deep price cuts pull in shoppers in droves. What about the mom-and-pop businesses in town and nearby that are the backbone of America’s economy? Just when do they get their day? That’s basically the question that was asked back in 2010 when the concept of Small Business Saturday was born. Small Business Saturday is “a... more »

In this class, the final exam could be The Final Exam - Philly.com

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In this class, the final exam could be The Final Exam - Philly.com: In this class, the final exam could be The Final Exam November 23, 2012|By Susan Snyder, Inquirer Staff Writer - - - Share on emailShare on printShare on redditMore Sharing Services - - - - - [image: Instructors of such classes include Rutgers-Camden's Stuart Charmé, above, and Temple's Barry Vacker.] Instructors of such classes include Rutgers-Camden's Stuart Charmé,… When religion professor Stuart Charmé decided to teach a course on the end of the world t...more »

Digital Natives (2): Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

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Digital Natives (2): Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Digital Natives (2): Cartoons by larrycuban If you are like me, when stuck on what to do on my laptop or mobile, I will ask the youngest person in the room for help. I do not feel shame. I offer no excuses about not knowing what to do. I just ask. “Digital natives” has become a cliche but, like all cliches, has a kernel of truth to it, particularly when you see 18-month olds swiping their iPads searching for the app they want. What follows is another selection of cartoons that I have found that pok... more »

Daily Kos: Ezra Klein: Why rich guys want to raise the retirement age

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Daily Kos: Ezra Klein: Why rich guys want to raise the retirement age: Ezra Klein: Why rich guys want to raise the retirement age by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) *Hey Rich Guys!* is a must-read piece which somehow I had missed before this morning's email from Reader Supported News. Ezra takes words Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Goldman Sachs, made to CBS, about raising the retirement age for Social Security. This is a common argument, usually offered by people who really do not themselves need Social Security, that since we now live longer than when the program was established, the a... more »

Modern School - Don't Miss the DAILY DUNN 11-24-12

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Modern School: [image: save image] Today in Labor History—November 24 Michael Dunn at Modern School - 1 hour ago Future Slayer of God, Charles Darwin, Age 7 *November 24, 1859* -- Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species was published. (From the Daily Bleed) *November 24, 1875* - The Cigar Makers International Union, Local 144, was chartered with Samuel Gompers as president. (From Workday Minnesota) Mollie Steimer c1918 (public domain) *November 24, 1921* – Mollie Steimer, after doing 18 months for handing out leaflets, was shipped off to Soviet Russia along with three other radical... more »

#WalmartStrikers Prove the 99% Can Fight Back | OccupyWallSt.org

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
#WalmartStrikers Prove the 99% Can Fight Back | OccupyWallSt.org: #WalmartStrikers Prove the 99% Can Fight Back by OccupyWallSt [image: Stand Up!! Live Better!!] According to the Organization United for Respect at Walmart, 1,000 protests occurred at Walmart stores across 46 states, with hundreds of workers walking off the job in an unprecedented decentralized, open-source strike at the retail giant. Local Occupy groups supported actions in dozens of cities. OWS joined with 99 Pickets, ALIGN, the Retail Action Project, and others to show solidarity to Walmart workers in Secaucus, New... more »

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 11-24-12

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*4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit:* *4LAKIDS - SOME OF THE NEWS THAT DOESN'T FIT* LAO Report: The 2013-14 Budget - CALIFORNIA’S FISCAL OUTLOOK smf at 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit - 3 days ago …your rose-colored-glasses are located in a compartment under the center armrest. From the 11/20 CCSA email to their members: The Legislative Analyst’s Office (LAO) released its annual Fiscal Outlook last week, updating its projections on the state’s fiscal situation. With the passage of Propositions 30 and 39, the LAO reports that “the budget situation has improv... more »

This Week's Education Research Report 11-24-12 #SOSCHAT #EDCHAT #P2

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 9 hours ago
Education Research Report: *THIS WEEK'S EDUCATION RESEARCH REPORT* * * Dance boosts young girls' mental health Jonathan Kantrowitz at Education Research Report - 2 days ago Young girls can dance their way to better mental health. Symptoms like depression, stress, fatigue, and headaches are alleviated with regular dancing. This is shown in a study run by Anna Duberg, a physical therapist at Örebro University Hospital and a doctoral candidate at Örebro University in Sweden. Regular dance training can thereby be regarded as a strategy for preventing and treating low spirits and depress... more »

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… 11-24-12 …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EF

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Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL *LARRY FERLAZZO’S WEBSITES OF THE DAY* [image: Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Problems.] Self-Control Resources Larry Ferlazzo at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - 9 hours ago Here are the newest additions to The Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control: November’s (2012) Best Tweets — Part Two Larry Ferlazzo at Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... - 15 hours ago Every month I make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resou... more »

Schools Add In-House Farms as Teaching Tools in New York City - NYTimes.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Schools Add In-House Farms as Teaching Tools in New York City - NYTimes.com: Schools Add In-House Farms as Teaching Tools in New York City by By LISA W. FODERARO Teachers at schools with their own gardens are bringing their classrooms to nature, encouraging students to plant, harvest and experiment with solar and wind energy. Ángel Franco/The New York Times By LISA W. FODERAROPublished: November 23, 2012 - FACEBOOK - TWITTER - GOOGLE+ - SAVE - E-MAIL - SHARE - PRINT - REPRINTS - In the East Village, children planted garlic bulbs and harvested Swiss cha... more »

NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair | HispanicallySpeakingNews.com: NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair [image: NALEO Educational Fund Elects Dallas Mayor as New Chair]The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund announced the election of its new chair, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Pauline Medrano along with new board members. The chair and board leadership were elected at the organization’s board of directors meeting on November 16 in Washington DC during the organization’s 9th Biennial NALEO National I... more »

Kimble's Corner: Congressman Kindle Begins Food Stamp Challenge

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 20 hours ago
Kimble's Corner: Congressman Kindle Begins Food Stamp Challenge: Congressman Kindle Begins Food Stamp Challenge by Representative Kimble Today, I began the Food Stamp Challenge. I did this not because it is easy, but because even in a prosperous district like mine, there are many people who are hurting. There many unemployed and underemployed people who rely on food stamps to feed their families. I read today that 80% of Walmart employees are on food stamps and I wanted to know their struggle first hand. Please check out the challenge for yourself. According to the challenge,... more »

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Bullying Teacher:Can the Damage They Cause Be Fixed?

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 22 hours ago
DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER!: The Bullying Teacher:Can the Damage They Cause Be Fixed?: The Bullying Teacher:Can the Damage They Cause Be Fixed? by Lisa M My car was hit the other day. I'm not worried about it. I was fine. My insurance will cover the damages and my car will be fixed. The damage to my car caused an "education connection". It made me think about that kid who is being bullied by their teacher or teachers and no one knows. We have all seen videos of the extreme cases where teachers are bullying kids. But what about the student who is bullied every day and it's n... more »

Teacher Raises Earlier Correlates To Better Student Performance | toteachornototeach

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 23 hours ago
Teacher Raises Earlier Correlates To Better Student Performance | toteachornototeach: Teacher Raises Earlier Correlates To Better Student Performance by aristotlethewise *Teacher Raises Earlier In Career Correlates To Better Student Performance: Study* A new study has found that front-loading teacher salaries —that is, awarding larger raises early in a teacher’s career and smaller raises later — are associated with better student performance in multiple grades. To test their hypothesis that districts are likely to benefit from a front-loaded salary schedule, the study’s authors —... more »

Personal and Professional vs. Public and Private | Connected Principals

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Personal and Professional vs. Public and Private | Connected Principals: Personal and Professional vs. Public and Private by George Couros cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker During my time over in Australia, there was a lot of talk about the notion of having both a “personal” and “professional” identity on social media. The “personal” account would be one that is used with friends and family, where as the “professional” account would be one that is used with the work that you do in school. Although I understand the notion behind what is being s... more »

SAT ‘Problem of the Day’ gives wrong answer

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SAT ‘Problem of the Day’ gives wrong answer: SAT ‘Problem of the Day’ gives wrong answer Posted by Valerie Strauss on November 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm - [image: Smaller Text] [image: Larger Text] Text Size - Print - Reprints - Share: - - - More » The College Board’s SAT “Problem of the Day” is supposed to be helpful – but that’s hard when it cites the wrong answer. Over at the Rational Mathematics Education Web site, math assessment reform activist Michael Paul Goldenberg explains the problem with the problem, provided by the Educational Testing Service, whi... more »

Daily Kos: It should be personal to all of us - Please help the reservation Propane Project

coopmike48 at Big Education Ape - 1 day ago
Daily Kos: It should be personal to all of us - Please help the reservation Propane Project: It should be personal to all of us - Please help the reservation Propane Project by rss@dailykos.com (teacherken) [image: indians at Rosebud Reservation] I have never REALLY known cold. I am a middle class white American of Jewish background.The house in which I grew up had an old oil burner, for which fuel had to be delivered. It heated hot water which was sent upas steam to old-fashioned radiators. So long as we had fuel, we had heat. We had a gas stove until we remodeled the kitchen, a... more »







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