A Total Ed Case Top 5: 2016 Review (plus some resolutions for 2017) | erickalenze

Happy new year, Ed Cases! I hope your 2016 was good (all things considered).

I’m feeling awfully thankful in my corner of the ed world, as 2016 was crammed with new experiences, new learning, and new connections. Taken together, though, the best way I may have to describe 2016 is that is was a year filled with exciting beginnings. Memorable as so many events were, thinking of them now fills me less with satisfaction and more with excitement/inspiration. Some very positive and long-overdue developments are gaining momentum in education, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they play out —…

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A Total Ed Case Top 5: 2016 Review (plus some resolutions for 2017) | erickalenze

Happy new year, Ed Cases! I hope your 2016 was good (all things considered).

I’m feeling awfully thankful in my corner of the ed world, as 2016 was crammed with new experiences, new learning, and new connections. Taken together, though, the best way I may have to describe 2016 is that is was a year filled with exciting beginnings. Memorable as so many events were, thinking of them now fills me less with satisfaction and more with excitement/inspiration. Some very positive and long-overdue developments are gaining momentum in education, so I’m looking forward to seeing how they play out —…

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Adios, 2016 | Joanne

From Dave Barry’s 2016 Year in Review: “The New York Times and Washington Post, seeking to improve their understanding of pro-Trump America, partner with TV network news divisions to create ‘Operation Outreach,’ in which teams of reporters will travel to non-coastal regions carrying rucksacks full of chewing tobacco and moon pies, which they will trade with the natives in return for colorful quotes about their political views, religious beliefs, sex practices involving livestock, etc.”

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Favorite comments of ’16: Niels Henrik Abel and Anonymouses | Katharine Beals

On Going on automatic: should word processing supplant penmanship?
<img src=”//2.bp.blogspot.com/_KtZFSaP1HRk/SapejvpHIRI/AAAAAAAAABY/Ej7122m8z8w/S45-s35/abel.jpg” width=”35″ height=”35″ class=”photo” alt=””>Niels Henrik Abel said… I admit that I am firmly in the handwriting camp. To me it seems much easier to write with pen/pencil and paper than to stare at a blinking cursor, suffering from writer’s block. I don’t know whether this is a result of the generation in which I was raised, or if it’s due to any actual neurological/psychological difference between writing longhand and…

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Reads of 2016 | ellenmetcalf

“The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Teachers” edited by Katharine Birbalsingh

The education book of the year. I plan, over the holidays, to write a post on this book so won’t say a lot here beyond that you should buy it. Every-one should buy it. I’m reading it for the second time, this time systematically cover-to-cover taking notes, while the first time I went straight for the well-known favorites/ enticing chapter titles. That’s why books win over chocolates, every time.

“What Every Teacher Needs to Know About Psychology” by David Didau and Nick Rose.

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Favorite comments of ’15: Rob Chametzky | Katharine Beals

On News flash: how interesting and curious you are also matters!

Rob Chametzky said…
Those interested in a “third-way”: something that isn’t either standard IQ-type intelligence (testing) or the ‘non-cognitive skills’ mentioned in your post should look at the work of Keith Stanovich and his collaborators on (evaluating) “rational thought”. References (ones which I have electronic versions of) include

“Education for rational thought”, M.Topiak, R.West, K.Stanovich, in Kirby, John R., and Lawson, Michael J., eds. Enhancing the Quality of Learning. West Nyack, NY, USA: Cambridge…

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