May 2013


Want students to learn Math? Try Rock-Paper-Scissors (& not the game)

"Other researchers at the University of Virginia center have found executive function, fine-motor skills, and general knowledge in kindergarten are better predictors of 8th grade reading and math achievement than early-literacy skills." Read more

The Limits of Education

New guest post. Financial Literacy: Yes. Does it equal "doing the right thing?" Not necessarily. Read more
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The Inner Net

Connected and Disconnected Read more

What I'm reading now: Laptop U - Has the future of college moved online?

The New Yorker has a big sprawling piece on MOOCs - a Must-Read. Read more

Advice for Teens Going to College

Weekend Funnies: "Amid skyrocketing tuition costs and dismal job prospects, Aasif Mandvi imparts a healthy fear of higher education in a group of at risk young people." (04:57) Read more

Whoa. Student Rants at Teacher in this Jaw-drop Video

"you want a kid to change and start doing better?" "you gotta touch his frickin' heart." PLUS NEW Interview - 4 million views of Jeff Bliss AFTER his rant Read more
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Ouch! Millennials: The Me Me Me Generation?

and/or The Next Greatest? The 80 million Americans born between 1980 and 2000 Video Read more

Why Perry Hall is not in the National Lexicon

Afterwards he stated in a recorded call from the jail with a cousin: "You know what school I wish I went to? Sandy Hook Elementary." Read more

Engaging Students through Problem-Solving, not looking for "one right answer"

A Good News Story: Middle-schoolers building an energy-saving device to improve lives. Read more

Students Need Different Things: "We Are All Part Of The Puzzle"

Guest Post By California English High School Teacher & Author Jim Burke Read more
I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.
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