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These posts are focused on the more professional side of my writing. They include tips, resources, and stories from the classroom.

Questioning In The Classroom [Comment from Jim Doherty]

October 31, 2013 Mr. Vilson

One of my newer commenters, Jim Doherty, left this comment in reply to my Edutopia piece: The key piece to me is the questioning piece. I think that I always hope that my actions will serve as a model for my students, but I realize more and more that I need to explicitly point out […]

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On Paul Tough and The Four Words I Can’t Stand In My Classroom [Edutopia]

October 24, 2013 Mr. Vilson
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My latest Edutopia article explores the four words I can’t stand to hear from my students (with an analysis of the lies we tell in schools): The discussion around “I can’t do this” can be broken down into three general levels: They genuinely don’t understand the material. They’ve had a long day and just don’t […]

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Bridging The Digital Divide With Technology In Schools [EdSurge]

October 16, 2013 Mr. Vilson

EdSurge, a popular education technology website, recently invited me to write an article for them. My mouth was agape at the offer, mainly because everyone knows I won’t hold back on issues of equity. I applaud their courage for taking me on. Here’s an excerpt: Of course, this means I am advocating for tech as […]

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On Teachers Writing Books (Myself Included) [CTQ]

October 15, 2013 Mr. Vilson
Deborah Meier, Mission Hill

First, let me thank you for my support of my first solo project This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Rice, Class, and Education. I’m already seeing the uptick in pre-orders, and for that, I’m already appreciative. You have a few ways to connect with the experience, so be on the lookout for […]

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Should We Teach Christopher Columbus In School? [Jose Vs. Mr. Vilson Part 4]

October 14, 2013 Jose
Christopher Columbus

In this post, we see an argument brewing between Jose and Mr. Vilson (my alter-egos, whose personalities you’ll see in a minute). Today, they’re arguing about the value of teaching Christopher Columbus in schools. Check: Mr. Vilson: Here’s this: we both agree that Christopher Columbus was at best, a wayward fool who didn’t fully understand […]

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Open Doors, Open Classrooms, Open Minds

October 3, 2013 Mr. Vilson
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A few days ago, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew asked a collection of us, “How many of you teach with your doors open?” I presumed he meant metaphorically, so I raised my hand. During breakfast, he reiterated the push for teacher professionalism, and one of the keys to school success in his mind […]

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