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Are Common Core Arguments Too Coddled? OMGLOL Yes.

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Since the last time I spoke on the Common Core State Standards, people have started to stockpile arguments for or against them. Everything from “suck it up, life is tough” to “kids need recess, and a recess from CCSS” have been put to the fore, with the occasional #corespiracy coming from libertarians and people who hate anything Barack Obama brings …

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Short Notes: The Learning Styles Nonsense

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A few notes: Please do like my page on Facebook if you haven’t already. The conversations there are heating up. [Facebook] Dan Willingham called learning styles crap a long time ago, but this article explores the idea anyways. [Scientific American] Rania Khalek finds out that SNAP (food stamps) practically pay for themselves. Why get rid of it? [Dispatches from the …

A Letter To President Obama, On Education Working Conditions

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An excerpt from my latest at Education Week: With that said, even if we reach the lofty goal of getting 100,000 more math and science teachers into classrooms, the problem will most likely not be recruitment but retention. Daniel Willingham, a psychology professor at the University of Virginia, recently cited new research re-confirming what so many of us have known …

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Differentiation: The Dirtiest Word In Education Today

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It’s like a few people sat around a table, steaming mad at their own opposing views on the direction of education, and said, “What’s a good word that we can all hold our hands around?” The minute they spread the word around, it became the go-to word for evaluators and validators across the country. People began to set up stations …