@patrickmlarkin here is my post on our Hybrid PD model. Let me know if you have questions or feedback. #cpchat https://t.co/h1jQNAbLK7
Kids are anxious, afraid and risk-averse because parents are more focused on keeping their children safe, content and happy in the moment than on parenting for competence.
"kids are productive learners when they come to us, and over the course of 12 years, we pretty much turn learning into something they don’t want to learn anything more about. We make it unproductive and disengaging."
From Scott McLeod - It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators…
If we want staff to collab & be part of a PLC then admin needs to model that. Be part of growth you expect #CPchat https://t.co/lL8GfSOY6g
Interesting read - The courses cover too much material and do so too quickly and superficially. In short, AP courses are a forced march through a preordained subject, leaving no time for a high-school teacher to take her or his students down some path of mutual interest. The AP classroom is where intellectual curiosity goes to die.
The British publishing giant Pearson had made few inroads in the United States — aside from distributing the TV game show “Family Feud” — when it announced plans in the summer of 2000 to spend $2.5 billion on an American testing company.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/02/pearson-education-115026#ixzz3ncETzcdc
Once again Finland...Why do we have to complicate things so much for our kids.
Technology has not yet killed the reliable old TI-83. Nearly 20 years later, students are still forced to use a prohibitively expensive piece of outdated technology. It's not because better tools aren't available; they exist, and some of them are even free. It's because Texas Instruments, the company that creates them, has a staggering monopoly in the field of high school mathematics. The American education system is addicted to Texas Instruments.
“We've found that traditional hiring, which is based primarily on credentials, is a terrible approach for junior roles," says Nick Sedlet, the co-founder of HireArt. “The labor market is changing much faster than colleges can keep up.”
Free resource with passages categorized by reading level