Why Did I Go To Stanford If I Disagreed With STEP’s Philosophy? | JMK

(Note: I just noticed that I failed to register an old domain of mine, so I’m copying my old pieces about my Stanford woes over here. This essay (a series, really) was first written in the summer of 2009, I think.)

This question always makes me laugh. Yeah, that’s it! I should just go to a different ed school!

Which school would that be, exactly?

Check out David Labaree’s book, The Trouble With Ed Schools, paying particular attention to Chapter 7, The Ed School’s Romance With Progressivism

[Education professors] do have a vision. Most of us are convinced that we know what is wrong…

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Screen waivers | Joanne

Upper-middle-class parents are worried about screen time, writes Michael J. Petrilli. They worry about attention deficit disorder, violent video games, sexting or “that a thoughtless post will ruin their college applications.”

It’s perfect timing for two new books, he writes. Anya Kamenetz, NPR’s ed-tech reporter, is “mostly soothing” in The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media & Real Life.

Naomi Schaefer Riley is mostly alarming in Be the Parent, Please: Stop Banning Seesaws and Start Banning Snapchat: Strategies for Solving the Real Parenting Problems.


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Don’t talk about guns — or square-root signs | Joanne

A Louisiana teenager who joked that the square-root sign looks like a gun has been barred from school and faces an expulsion hearing, despite being cleared by law enforcement, reports Josh Meny for KATC

After online gossip inflated the math joke into a threat, the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Department searched the boy’s house and found nothing. “He did not commit a crime. He did not commit anything remotely criminal, nothing to remotely suggest any intent to do actual harm,” said Sheriff Doug Hebert.

Allen Parish School District Superintendent Michael Doucet acknowledged the remark was a…

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Original Texts vs. Print-outs: Which Leads to Better Learning? | Pedro

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In the past, I’ve written about the differences in learning from printed materials versus on-screen (e.g., monitor, tablet) and that for a number of reasons printed materials were better. But, a question kept gnawing at me – and was also posed to me a few times too – namely if it made a difference if the printed materials were print-outs or actual materials (textbooks, magazines, etc.). Just today I came across an article in Contemporary Educational Psychology which throws a little light on the question.

Ladislao Salmerón, Laura Gil, and Ivar Bråten…

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Guns Do Kill: They Don’t Belong Near Schools | bbond

“When is enough enough?” – Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers

“We call BS.” – Emma González, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior

A new year, a new bloody record: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 now marks the deadliest high school shooting in the history of the United States, surpassing the infamous Columbine High School massacre of April 1999. In another expression of senseless violence, at least 17 people lost their lives when a former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Broward County,…

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Wat is er aan de hand met de onderwijswetenschappen? | polsw

Met de onderwijswetenschappen is niets aan de hand. Onderwijswetenschappers hebben net als andere wetenschappers onderzoeksvragen, ontwerpen op grond van hypothesen onderzoeksopzetten, verzamelen en analyseren gegevens en trekken er vervolgens conclusie uit. Science as usual. Niets mee aan de hand. Maar het object van de onderwijswetenschappen, daar is wel wat mee aan de hand. Het object […]

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