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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
paultough

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
renonevadashooting

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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The People of Wikileaks Versus Malala Yousafzai

October 8, 2013 Jose
Malala Yousafzai at the United Nations

  This is why so-called liberals get me mad. Someone posting under the Twitter handle Wikileaks believes Chelsea [formerly known as Bradley] Manning should win the Nobel Peace Prize over “pro-war favorite” Malala Yousafzai. Specifically, they said: Why Guardian likely excluded Manning from 2013 Nobel Prize popular vote – he wins over pro-war favourite, Malala […]

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You Weren’t Working Anyways (On The Government Shutdown)

October 1, 2013 Jose
Speaker John Boehner

When I woke up this morning, I felt no different from the day before. The lights came on, the water ran for the shower, the locks didn’t loosen, and the sun took its sweet time rising past the upper Harlem skyline my window frames for us. When NBC News reported on the 25th hour government […]

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