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Pop Your Collar For Parent-Teacher Conferences [New York Times]

November 19, 2013 Mr. Vilson
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A few weeks ago, I was invited to write for New York Times’ Room for Debate, a special web section of the Times dedicated to debating intense subjects of the week. This one was dedicated to parent-teacher conferences. I wrote: Critics call it a waste of time, of course. They argue that only the “good” […]

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Excuse Me, Your Privilege Is Showing (White Privilege in Ed Reform)

November 14, 2013 Jose
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It always starts when someone brings up a point about race within your “own” ranks. Whatever that means. I’m OK with taking on the role as education’s Race Man, but the more I write about it, the more prevalent these discussions become. It’s almost as if people are waiting for [insert name of favorite White […]

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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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School Shootings, Regrets, and a Chin Up

October 22, 2013 Jose
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Did I not fix my face this morning? Did I not prepare enough for my lesson to sufficiently engage my students? Did I talk too much, explain too little, ask too much, or push too hard? Should I have let her go to the bathroom? Should I have prevented him from going when all he […]

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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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