The Don’t Do It Depository (Morgan Polikoff) | larrycuban

“Morgan Polikoff is an Associate Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. He researches the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policies. His current research is focused on teachers’, schools’, and districts’ implementation of new college and career-readiness standards, including the Common Core. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and WT Grant Foundation, among other sources.”

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The Don’t Do It Depository (Morgan Polikoff) | larrycuban

“Morgan Polikoff is an Associate Professor of Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. He researches the design, implementation, and effects of standards, assessment, and accountability policies. His current research is focused on teachers’, schools’, and districts’ implementation of new college and career-readiness standards, including the Common Core. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Institute of Education Sciences, and WT Grant Foundation, among other sources.”

This post appeared on the FutureEd blog July 24, 2017

 

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Can you train executive functions? It’s complicated… My presentation at #CTTLAcademy | Pedro

This is the presentation that I used for my deep dive session at the CTTL Academy at St Andrews in July 2017.

2 important sources – besides the many mentioned in my presentation – were:

Oops: little evidence yet that executive function interventions boost student achievement

Guide to enhance and practice executive function skills with children from infancy to adolescence

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Elder Abuse? | Darren Miller

If anyone else were treating seniors this way–especially if the big bad were a(n evil) corporation–there would be howls of indignation.  When a school district does it?  Just eh:

When campaigning for property tax hikes for schools, boosters widely pledge to exempt older property owners from paying the taxes. But after voters pass the taxes, some school districts make it difficult to learn about the exemption, and even place impediments to senior and disabled property owners applying for them.

That’s a finding of the 2016-’17 Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury, which surveyed how K-12…

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Doubleplus Ungood Crimethink | Darren Miller

How can anyone in America think this is a good idea, or even that it would pass legal muster?

Students at Carl Sandburg College could now be subject to “disciplinary proceedings” for the use of “offensive language” or “hate speech.”

According to the Illinois community college’s Student Code of Conduct, administrators “may initiate disciplinary proceedings against” a student who “is verbally abusive; threatens; uses offensive language; intimidates; engages in bullying, cyber bullying, or hazing; [or] uses hate speech, disparaging comments, epithets, or slurs which create a hostile…

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Flat Earth Learning | ellenmetcalf

“Welcome to the science lab, boys and girls. Today’s Learning Outcome is already on the board: by the end of the lesson you will all be able to appreciate the shape of the Earth, analyse various theories as to how this shape was formed, and synthesise a hypothesis as to how we might inquire about the shape of the Earth for ourselves. I’m going to be the sage on the stage for thirty seconds and then we’ll do some discovery learning wherby you’ll walk around various parts of the school, in groups, and report back what gradient measures you have taken, as well as your qualitative analysis, and…

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