How is the classroom leadership work going? This teacher writes beautifully about her approach: http://t.co/wWWYFkJQTA #uwbc18
Biggest “news” day at Slate? The Travoltazation of your name widget http://t.co/EyCGdjDvA9 #uwbdiglit
Another variation in the "getting my child into an elite Manhatten preschool", essay, this from a mother who claims the wisdom of having crossed class borders herself.
"I could partake in the reality, but not take it too seriously. I could show Zee that one could simultaneously question and participate in social norms. It struck me that like Zee, I belonged to a different class from my parents’, yet I’d still adopted from them the outsider mentality that I so valued. My parents had passed it on through their critical perspective and their humor. The trick of this endeavor — and, I guessed, many parenting predicaments — was that I had to learn to play by the rules, but remember that it was a game."
Digital protests of racism at elite colleges. No more marches or storming the admin building? http://t.co/70VzYrLyxK #uwbdiglit
From the Chronicle, an comprehensive account of changes in higher ed funding that thwart upward mobility. Excellent interactive charts and graphs.
For instance, the career-development office could host a mock dinner in which students could be instructed on formal etiquette required for job interviews held over meals
It's really a different cultural experience when someone who's a first-generation student comes to college. They're not just entering a school; they're entering an academic, cultural environment that often has a lot of unspoken rules and sets of cultural mores.
"Sometimes, they don't know the difference between a doctor and someone who draws blood. You have to educate them about the different professions and how their skills and interests play a role in making appropriate choices," says Scott White of Montclair High School, New Jersey.
Why do you blog, then and now? Dan Meyer blogs on blogging. http://t.co/2F0Nbj8A41 #uwbc18
Harnessing digital learning even without devices. Cool ideas. http://t.co/WZlovOdzYw #uwbc18