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The Procedure, and how it is harming education , by Marion Brady

Washington Post , “The Answer Sheet” blog by Valerie Strauss Posted January 12, 2014



‘The Procedure’ and how it is harming education



By Marion Brady



In a Wall Street Journal op-ed (i), high-profile education reformer… Continue

Posted by cindy fadel on January 13, 2014 at 4:52pm

Join the #edchat: Teach Digital Literacy?

I do my best to join or at least follow one #edchat per week on twitter, using my own twitter account @lemino. It has…

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Posted by Or-Tal Kiriati on December 19, 2013 at 12:45pm

Join the #edchat: Teach Digital Literacy?

I do my best to join or at least follow one #edchat per week on twitter, using my own twitter account @lemino. It has…

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Posted by Or-Tal Kiriati on December 19, 2013 at 12:45pm

Another time and place

I haven't sent anything to this blog for a long time having begun anew on a site at www.lafered.com, a personal site on which I have been writing with some regularity.  I do think that Fireside is an important…

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Posted by Stephen Lafer on August 14, 2013 at 1:17am

 

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"Unravelling the Mystery of the Musical Ear" at Upper East Side, NYC

April 6, 2014 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
Do you play by ear? Shudder at the thought? Wish you could but are not quite sure how to approach it ...? Everyone has the potential to play by ear, and most people have way more than they imagine. We will discuss portholes into acquiring this…See More
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High Tech High Abroad: How to apply a model worldwide?

Sorry for the Hebrew video link at the bottom. It's a good peek if you want to see how the San Diego's hitechhigh is applied in a city in Israel.Bringing to Israel the model of…Continue

Tags: assessments, reform, grades, portfolio, style

Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in School organization and education reform Jan 7.

Marion Brady, "Beyond Tests: How to foster imagination in students

Beyond tests: How to foster imagination in studentsTeachers teach to tests. Up until a few years ago, that wasn’t a problem because most teachers wrote their own. When business leaders convinced…Continue

Started by cindy fadel in UNCATEGORIZED Nov 23, 2013.

The Biggest Weakness Of Common Core, Marion Brady 1 Reply

The Biggest Weakness of the Common Coreby Marion BradyA particular interest of mine has long been what kids are taught in the early years of adolescence. No surprise, then, that when the Common Core…Continue

Started by cindy fadel in UNCATEGORIZED. Last reply by Rogier Gregoire Nov 7, 2013.

Check-in from the network founder-- Summertime. 2 Replies

Hi Everyone,Deep summer here in Michigan. The garden is full and in want of constant harvest; hayfields are green, wild berries are abundant throughout the landscape of rolling hills. I live in rural…Continue

Started by Connie Weber in UNCATEGORIZED. Last reply by Ellen Pham Aug 17, 2013.

Passion or Engagement? Which is the key?

A recent blog post - "Say Passion instead of Engagement" (http://ortals.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/passion-engagement/) has…Continue

Tags: activity, learners, school, students, classroom

Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in UNCATEGORIZED Jun 24, 2013.

There is a "calmed down" version of Marion's article in the Washington Post today

(A somewhat "calmer" version of this appears today on the Washington Post's The Answer Sheet.)Marion__________________An any-century curriculum The big new thing in education reform is the Common…Continue

Started by cindy fadel in UNCATEGORIZED Jun 12, 2013.

Dropout nation? 2 Replies

Where are those kids today and what has changed at school since? Just read 2006 "Dropout Nation" http://ti.me/W9VfAW via @TIME and was wondering if anyone has…Continue

Tags: graduate, highschool, dropout

Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in Journal articles and education in the news. Last reply by Or-Tal Kiriati Jun 4, 2013.

Another Discussion about the Common Core Standards 5 Replies

I'm confused, I admit.Just recently spent a week with educators at the SXSWedu in Austin, TX (a very cool event by the way), where CCS were the talk of the day, if not the talk of the…Continue

Tags: CCS, standardization, individualizing, standards, core

Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in School organization and education reform. Last reply by Or-Tal Kiriati Jun 1, 2013.

What stands in your way of becoming a great conductor? 2 Replies

I was reminded of this TED talk this week, by one of Connie's updates actually. Watched it for the 10th time (maybe more) and started to wonder about the differences and similarities between the role…Continue

Started by Or-Tal Kiriati in UNCATEGORIZED. Last reply by Or-Tal Kiriati May 19, 2013.

Is it really thinking practitioners vs idealogues?

A colleague of mine (Fred Deutsch) published this quote on fb"Thoughtful education post by a high school principal: "It seems like we are now at a crossroads between what the reformers think is best…Continue

Started by Ian Carmichael in School organization and education reform Apr 27, 2013.

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