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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 Nov 23
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 this discussion. Last reply by Rogier Gregoire Nov 7.
(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 Jun 12
By Marion BradyBill Gates spent$45 million trying to find out what makes a school teacher effective. I’ve studied his Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, and think it ignores a matter of…Continue
Started Apr 15
Posted on March 22, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment
If Lady Gaga Can be Useful
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, better known as Lady Gaga, is no doubt one of the most successful global super stars. She has over 13 millions twitter followers and 40 million Facebook fans. Her YouTube video “Bad Romance” has accrued over 411 million views and …
Posted on September 11, 2011 at 11:22am — 2 Comments
By Marion Brady
At a dinner honoring Mark Hopkins, president of Williams College from 1836 to 1872, President James A. Garfield said, “The ideal college is Mark Hopkins on one end of a log and a student on the other.”
One teacher: One student.
Three or four years ago, one of my granddaughters was enrolled in a biology course at a state university. Her class met in an auditorium.
One teacher: One thousand, four hundred and fifty students.…Continue
Posted on July 12, 2011 at 8:00pm — 5 Comments