Teach like a champion (1): Schaf zelfevaluatie af. | Paul Ket

Een aantal maanden geleden ben ik begonnen met het bespreken van het boek “Teach like a Champion 2.0” van Doug Lemov. Hierbij gebruik ik de Amerikaanse editie. Mei 2016 is de vertaling van het Amerikaanse boek beschikbaar gekomen. Goede aanleiding om de besproken technieken nogmaals tegen het licht te houden. De eerste techniek is “Reject Self-report“. […]

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The Intervention That Works Across Settings With All Children | equintero

Our guest authors today are Geoff Marietta, Executive Director, Pine Mountain Settlement School and Research Fellow at Berea College; Chad d’Entremont, Executive Director, Rennie Center for Education Research & Policy; and Emily E. Murphy, Director, Massachusetts Education Partnership (MEP) at the Rennie Center. Their work focuses on research and practice in labor-management-community collaboration.

If you learned there was an intervention to improve student outcomes that worked for nearly all children across communities, what would stop you from using it? This intervention has closed…

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SAT Prep Course, part C Resources | noreply@blogger.com (Curmudgeon)

Resources are in the Dropbox Folder:

I’ve sorted through and organized a bit.  Everything is in PDF form. Some are from a test prep company that shall remain nameless; I tore apart the book and scanned it. Some are from another test prep book from 25 years ago, long out-of-print, also scanned. Other material has been cribbed from my math tests from various classes and mixed with problems from whatever source I ran across. Your value may vary. The practice tests are from ETS.

Arithmetic
Because you may need to go back this far. I know that many mistakes are made here — any students who…

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Poor kids excel, but there must be a but | Joanne

Rocketship CEO Preston Smith drops his kids Zeke, 7, and Phoenix, 5, off at Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep. Photo: Preston Gannaway/NPR

Students — mostly from low-income, Hispanic families — do well in reading and math at 13 Rocketship charter schools in the San Jose area, Nashville and Milwaukee, concedes Anya Kamenetz in NPR. But At What Cost? the headline asks.

Then comes the complaints by current and former staffers about pressures to improve test scores, large computer labs supervised by one or two adults, a policy of not letting kids go to the bathroom less than 20 minutes after…

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Too much choice in Detroit? | Joanne

Ana Rivera has sent her son Omar, a fourth grader, and his brother to several charter schools. Photo: Joshua Lott/New York Times

A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift proclaims the New York Times in a front-page story.

Competition hasn’t improved Detroit’s dreadful public schools, reports Kate Zernike. There’s “lots of choice, with no good choice.”

Furthermore, “half the charters perform only as well, or worse than, Detroit’s traditional public schools.”

It’s a hatchet job, responds Jay Greene.

The story cites an analysis by Stanford’s CREDO that found Leona…

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How to convince people… (episode 311) | Pedro

This morning I received the following question via twitter:

Am I right in remembering a study showing we are more likely to believe an idea accompanied by an image of the brain? @Nick_J_Rose @thebandb

— Harry Fletcher-Wood (@HFletcherWood) June 30, 2016

And I did know about these studies, as I wrote about them on this blog before:
About the 2 studies I found via Dorothy Bishop
But also the replication of one of the studies that didn’t deliver.
Still brain does seem to help to sell.

I’ll add this little picture so you believe me:

Than Harry gave me something nice in…

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Choice and flexibility: some thoughts on the new curriculum | C. Welch

The latest drafts of the English and social studies curricula and the recent announcement of BC’s new graduation requirements confirm what many secondary teachers have feared: the continued (and perhaps accelerated) slide towards a consumer-oriented education system that offers little accountability. Let’s start with the new curriculum. [Because I am a secondary humanities teacher, I’ll […](Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

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