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Karen Lewis on Using The Bosses’ Tools [Pre-MLK Jr. Day]

January 20, 2013 Short Notes

A few notes: The Los Angeles United School District and its teachers union came to an agreement on teacher evaluation that makes some sense. [LA Daily News] John Holland outlines with no equivocation the difference between responsibility and accountability. [Future of Teaching] Sherman Dorn gives us five oft-overlooked facts about President Barack Obama that might […]

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Short Notes: We Are Powerful Beyond Measure

December 9, 2012 Short Notes

A few notes: I’ll be writing lots on the Future of Teaching blog. Here’s my first offering of the week, a congratulatory note for Dr. John Holland. [Future of Teaching] We need you to take action. If you’re against the continuing proliferation of testing, please sign. Thank you! [AFT] What does it mean to be […]

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Nate Silver Got Nothin’ On Me [Future of Teaching]

November 15, 2012 Mr. Vilson

An excerpt from my latest post at Future of Teaching: As a data specialist, I often find myself thinking of how hard we work to find abstractions of things we can’t quantify. We try to equate learning into achievement, because points matter so much more than the amorphous shifting of ideas into and through our […]

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If You Build The Relationship, The Network Will Come [Future of Teaching]

October 31, 2012 Mr. Vilson

An excerpt from my latest at the Future of Teaching: Nowadays, people have little qualms about making friends online and meeting them in person. To wit, the Teaching 2030 team still has strong ties, even though we rarely get to see each other collectively. Part of that came from having a common goal and vision, […]

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Let Me Re-Introduce Responsible Citizenship [Future of Teaching]

October 18, 2012 Mr. Vilson

An excerpt from my latest at The Future of Teaching: I propose that, those of us who’ve seen what’s happened with character education instead use the term “responsible citizenship.” I recently Googled the term “responsible citizenship” and found a plethora of definitions, but they all coalesce around the idea that we must teach children to […]

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We Can Do Better Than “Wrong” [Future of Teaching]

October 3, 2012 Mr. Vilson

Excerpt: As a teacher, I have a few ways to say “that’s wrong” without actually saying it. The point isn’t to sanitize the class or soften the critique. For students, they often see the word “wrong” as a gateway to devaluing their own potential, as if their wrong answer determines their competency in the subject. […]

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