When your 5-year-old turns 100 | Joanne

Celebrating the 100th day of school has gone viral, at least in the early grades, writes Cristina Samuels on Ed Week. Her kindergartener was asked to dress like a 100-year-old man.

Teacher Jennifer Campbell writes:
At our school k-2 celebrates the 100th day and 5th grade celebrates their 1000th day of school! We do STEM activities, exercises, and a parade!”

Pinterest is filled with pictures of cute costumed kids,” writes Samuels. “A national party supply store in my neighborhood even had a display area of ‘100 Days’ themed gear—’grandma’  and ‘grandpa’ outfits, gray wigs, fake pipes,…

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Why lack of knowledge is at the core of third level’s problems | Greg Foley

I think it’s fairly obvious from my last post that I’ve found the last few weeks quite stressful. I’ve been really disappointed with the quality of work I’ve been getting from students and not just work that has been done under the pressure of the exam hall. The continuous assessment work has been the big disappointment . To some extent, though, many of the problems I encounter (shoddy graphs, shoddy formatting, meaningless sentences etc.) would be fixed by a simple change in students’ mindset – a little more conscientiousness would go a long way.

The real source of worry though is the fact…

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Presentation deck from #rEDVan: ‘Like Hip-Waders for the Bullsh-initiatives’ (more later) | erickalenze

Hello, Ed Cases!

I’m finally coming up for air (hence image) and putting something up at this blog. Sorry it’s been a while, but life/work has been taxing of late. The good news is that my next book is finally in its editing stages and I can get back to a little action here at the ol’ blog. (I have lots to say, believe me.)

For now, please accept this presentation deck from my talk at last week’s researchED Vancouver. I had to start my talk 10-15 minutes behind schedule, so I cut off the end bit in person. Please be in touch if you have questions about any of it.

Also: It was a stellar…

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Presentation deck from #rEDVan: ‘Like Hip-Waders for the Bullsh-initiatives’ (more later) | erickalenze

Hello, Ed Cases!

I’m finally coming up for air (hence image) and putting something up at this blog. Sorry it’s been a while, but life/work has been taxing of late. The good news is that my next book is finally in its editing stages and I can get back to a little action here at the ol’ blog. (I have lots to say, believe me.)

For now, please accept this presentation deck from my talk at last week’s researchED Vancouver. I had to start my talk 10-15 minutes behind schedule, so I cut off the end bit in person. Please be in touch if you have questions about any of it.

Also: It was a stellar…

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Photoshop diversity | Joanne

Very white (and apparently very blonde) York College of Pennsylvania photoshopped two “diverse” students into a billboard photo, reports Scott Jaschik in  Inside Higher Ed.

In the original photo of eight smiling students, one was black and another (possibly) Hispanic. The doctored photo replaces a white male with an Asian male; a white female in a baseball cap was replaced by a presumably Muslim woman in a headscarf.

In real life,  82 percent of York students are white, 6 percent are Hispanic, 5 percent black, 4 percent two or more races and 2 percent Asian….

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When enough is enough | Greg Foley

Today (Friday) I came home from work at lunchtime. The reason: I was physically and emotionally drained. You see, this is the time of year when students who have sat exams in January want to review their scripts (“I can’t believe I got no attempt marks!”); students who submitted term papers in December and who I sent to the DCU Writing Centre for some remedial ‘treatment’ want feedback on their revised work; students who are “disappointed” with their mark in my lab module contact the programme chair to complain (despite not being able to draw a decent graph); final year project students seek…

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