Sunday, November 17, 2013

Nite Cap 11-17-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2


James Baldwin said it best: 

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


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White suburban dads: Wimps? | Reclaim Reform
White suburban dads: Wimps? | Reclaim Reform: White suburban dads: Wimps?Posted on November 17, 2013by Ken PrevitiSecretary of Education Arne Duncan blatantly declared to a meeting of school superintendetas that it was “fascinating” that so many opposed to the expensive high stakes testing of Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were “white suburban moms who – all of a sudden – their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”Read the Washington Post article HERE.Needless to say, later that day all Hell broke loose.“Hell ha
Heavy emphasis on “hard skills” leaves children unprepared for the real “tests” in life. | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates
Heavy emphasis on “hard skills” leaves children unprepared for the real “tests” in life. | Teachers' Letters to Bill Gates: Heavy emphasis on “hard skills” leaves children unprepared for the real “tests” in life.Posted on November 17, 2013by Teachers'LettersToBillGatesMr. Gates,Working with grade 7-12 students for more than two decades, and as a summer youth employment counselor for 10 years, it has been my experience that a lack of soft skills and virtues (perseverance, ambition, responsibility, self-confidence, self-discipline, patience, initiative, integrity, empathy, leadership, maturity…)
11-17-13 Ed Notes Online
Ed Notes Online: Have Fun With MOREistas at the Holiday Party, Dec. 6Thank goodness. A party instead of a meeting in December. Here is your chance if you haven't touched base with us to eat, drink and be merry. And you don't even have to say the magic words: social justice. But you can bitch all you want about the UFT, Advance, ed eval, Randi, Mulgrew, etc. Or not. Just have some fun -- even if you're in Unity or New Action --- just parteeeeeee!MORE Holiday Party 11 by ed notes online / 1h MORE Comes to QUEENS! FRIDAY 11/22 5PM ASTORIA***PLEASE FORWARD***Are you...Nervous about the implementat

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Some Kids “Aren’t Brilliant”? This Duncan Blunder Is Bigger Than It First Appears | deutsch29
Some Kids “Aren’t Brilliant”? This Duncan Blunder Is Bigger Than It First Appears | deutsch29: Some Kids “Aren’t Brilliant”? This Duncan Blunder Is Bigger Than It First AppearsNovember 17, 2013In May 2010, US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan spoke at the first annual “Mom Congress” at Georgetown University. Duncan’s goal, as reported on the USDOE website, was “to discuss how to effect meaningful
First They Came For Urban Black and Latino Moms (For Arne Duncan) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson
First They Came For Urban Black and Latino Moms (For Arne Duncan) - The Jose Vilson | The Jose Vilson: First They Came For Urban Black and Latino Moms (For Arne Duncan)by JOSE VILSON on NOVEMBER 17, 2013in JOSEA few months ago, I walked past a “successful” charter school here in Harlem, NY, speed-walking to get my school supplies for the coming school year. I noticed a huge crowd of mostly Black a
11-17-13 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Common Core: Arne Duncan's Foot in the Mouth ProblemFrom Ed Week's Anthony Cody - Common Core Standards: Ten Colossal Errors.As for Arne Duncan, here's what he is doing in service of Common Core.  Understand that there is tremendous pushback across the country and getting louder.  Hence his over-the-top remarks.From the Network for Public Education: He also said:-
But, I’m not a racist!
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » But, I’m not a racist!: But, I’m not a racist!Just to put recent events in their proper context, let’s take a look at how white education “reformers” (female and male) in charge of low SES/high minority districts see their charges, I bring you Cami Anderson, superintendent of the Newark New Jersey school district.For years, because of the annual New Jersey
11-17-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Reject Common Core tests in grades K-2: Weingarten, Carlsson-PaigeHere is a post about the Common Core State Standards and early childhood learning, by American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten and early childhood education expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige. Carlsson-Paiage is  professor emerita of early childhood education at Lesley University in Cambridge and author
11-17-13 Fred Klonsky | Running for our pensions. | VOTE 4 Fred Klonsky.
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: The in box. CMS is pleading with retirees to help them reach out to those who have infirmities and/or live out of state.From SORE member Robert Zahniser: Saturday’s Illinois Central Management Services meeting at the Buffalo Grove Performance Center hosted by Senator Morrison and Representative Drury
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement"
Engaging Parents In School… | Going Beyond Parent "Involvement": The Best Resources For Learning About The “Word Gap”There has recently been a flurry of media attention to what is called the so-called “word gap.” It’s the term used to describe the difference in vocabulary development of low-income children and middle-and-high-income children during their pre-school years. In addition to
The Ethics of Innovation & Reform in Education | Connected Principals
The Ethics of Innovation & Reform in Education | Connected Principals: The Ethics of Innovation & Reform in EducationNovember 17, 2013By Johnny BevacquaThis post was originally posted on Figuring It Out by J. Bevacqua I recently read an article about the innovative and creative exploits of Google.The article attributed many of Google’s most innovative and successful projects to the idea of
How to Be a Teacher for More Than 5 Years Without Killing Yourself Or Others — Pursuing Context
How to Be a Teacher for More Than 5 Years Without Killing Yourself Or Others — Pursuing Context: How to Be a Teacher for More Than 5 Years Without Killing Yourself Or OthersI’d love to connect with you on Twitter. You can also get every post byemail or RSS.If you enjoyed this post, please share it with the buttons below. Thanks!There are some crazy teacher statistics out there. Many say that nearl
11-17-13 Schools Matter
Schools Matter: How's that RttT Working for You, Massachusetts?Massachusetts has been on the corporate education bandwagon since 1993 with the coming of MCAS, and in recent years the corporate PR machines have made the world aware of how much further ahead MA is in the international testing derbies and on NAEP.  Last week's appearance of new NAEP scores gave us a chance to have a fresh look at whe
11-17-13 4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: Detail Of Ipads /Common Core Techology Project Phase 2 EmergeBOARD BUSINESS:  LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT Board Moves Forward With Tablet Rollout: Laptop Pilot and Other Revisions Added to Phase 2 from the Common Core Technology Project “Board Business” THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 11, 2013 http://bit.ly/1jdXWeq With added material from  Board of Ed Rep
RPNPS Voices: You Really Do Need To Go To Some Things
RPNPS Voices: You Really Do Need To Go To Some Things: RPNPS VoicesRogers Park Neighbors For Public SchoolsFriday, November 15, 2013You Really Do Need To Go To Some ThingsAbsolutely critical events coming up, and I bet I'm forgetting a few...1.  Tuesday, November 19, 2013: Meeting of the (Rogue) State Charter Commission, at the Concept Horizon Gulen Charter School, 2245 W. Pershing, 3-6 PM. We nee
Randi's NY Times Column - AFT - A Union of Professionals
AFT - A Union of Professionals - Randi's NY Times Column: Early Learning: This Is Not a Test by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers,and Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Professor Emerita of Early Childhood Education, Lesley UniversityEarly childhood education is “in” these days—from the bipartisan billintroduced in Congress this week modeled on President Obama’s proposal to expand hi
Morning Wink 11-17-13 AM Posts #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS mark as read11-17-13 Wait What?Wait What?: News Flash: Our Democracy at risk as Kishimoto/Poland set up “quick vote” to give Steve Perry sweetheart dealIf the Hartford Board of Education doesn’t stop this impending disaster, Steve Perry will be allowed to set up his own company and be given Capital Prep and Sand Elementary schools to run. The move will ma
11-17-13 Wait What?
Wait What?: News Flash: Our Democracy at risk as Kishimoto/Poland set up “quick vote” to give Steve Perry sweetheart dealIf the Hartford Board of Education doesn’t stop this impending disaster, Steve Perry will be allowed to set up his own company and be given Capital Prep and Sand Elementary schools to run. The move will make a mockery of the historic Sheff desegregation law suit and the tens of
11-17-13 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: Secretary Duncan and the Politics of White OutrageSecretary Duncan and the Politics of White Outrage. via Secretary Duncan and the Politics of White Outrage.1 by plthomasedd / 42min All Week 11-16-13 @ THE CHALK FACE@ THE CHALK FACE knows SCHOOLS MATTER: All Week @ THE CHALK FACE  mark as read4 Corporate Education Reform Talking Points That Are Flat-Out LiesIf you listen to the b
11-17-13 the becoming radical | A Place for a Pedagogy of Kindness
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LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 11-17-13 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Note to Arne from an Angry White Suburban MomA comment from a reader in response to Arne Duncan’s statement that white suburban moms are angry because the Common Core tests just showed them that their child is not so brilliant and their school is not so good: “This angry, white, suburban mom IS angry–but it’s not because I was delu
11-17-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: ‘There Is No Such Thing As An Unmotivated Student’‘There Is No Such Thing As An Unmotivated Student’ is my new post over at Education Week Teacher. Today’s “line-up” of contributors is impressive with guest responses from Cris Tovani, Josh Stumpenhorst and Eric Jensen. It’s the first in a three-part series on the topic.6 by
Teachers Designing Instructional Materials: A Unit on the Assassination of Kennedy (Part 2)) | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
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Essay questions for education ‘reformers’ | Dangerously Irrelevant
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11-17-13 Perdido Street School
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‘Linked learning’ seems to work for high school students | toteachornototeach
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Just another hysterical female…
Reflections on Teaching » Blog Archive » Just another hysterical female…: Just another hysterical female… Female hysteria was a once-common medical diagnosis, made exclusively in women, which is today no longer recognized by medical authorities as a medical disorder. Its diagnosis and treatment were routine for many hundreds of years in Western Europe. Hysteria was widely discussed in the medical

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“Skype in the Classroom” Presentation (Updated) | Diary of a Public School Teacher!
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Nite Cap 11-16-13 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT #P2
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