Tuesday, December 31, 2013

12-31-13 The Answer Sheet

The Answer Sheet:





Words that should be banned in 2014
Here’s the 2014 list of words that Lake Superior State University in Michigan has deemed should be banished from overuse. The school, which has been issuing the list for 39 years, seeks nominations  yearround and then puts out a list of 13 winners. The No. 1 word: “selfie.” To submit your nomination for the 2015 list, […]    


Nine educated education predictions for 2014!
I recently published a list of  best  and worst education news of 2013 by California veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo, and here are his predictions for 2014 in education. He teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, has written five education books, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and […]    
‘I would love to teach but…’
I recently published a post with various answers to the question: How hard is teaching? Here is one response I received by e-mail from a veteran seventh-grade language arts teacher in Frederick, Maryland, who asked not to be identified because she fears retaliation at her school. In this piece she describes students who don’t want […]    
12-30-13 The Answer Sheet
The Answer Sheet: Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable resultsThe U.S. Education Department is pouring $43 million more in federal funds into a program that is aimed at improving the lowest-performing schools but has had highly questionable results. The department announced last week that seven states would receive more than $43.4 million through the School Improvement

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