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Commit To Everything And All Things At Once (Or Rebel) [Future of Teaching]

September 17, 2012 Mr. Vilson
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An excerpt from my latest: It might be the best description of the first week of faculty meetings for schools nationwide. The Common Core State Standards (and multiple intelligences, the workshop model, and the host of other initiatives I’ve seen) have brought along their own set of pseudo-experts coming in to tell teachers what to […]

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On Why IDGAF About Dress Code … Kinda [Future of Teaching]

August 28, 2012 Guest Posts
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Excerpt: Having a dress code matters in far too many schools. I know of schools where, on dress down days, kids wear strictly primary colors depending on their affiliations, or look down on one another for inexpensive wardrobe. It also sets a tone, teaching students early that coming to school is like coming to work […]

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Why You Should Worry About Khan Academy, Not Just Math Geeks [Future of Teaching]

August 15, 2012 Guest Posts
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Excerpt: The trend of gamifying our culture has had some benefits in other areas. Weight Watchers uses a points system to discourage customers from eating fatty foods. Nike+ has developed a specialized program (with shoes!) that help you compete against others through exercise. Klout uses equations to help rank people and brands through social media. […]

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How Many Houses Have You Built? [On The Future of Teaching Blog]

July 24, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: However, I can’t help but feel some sort of way about the risk / reward dynamic that’s played itself out when it comes to advocacy. As professionals, how long can teachers wait until our profession gets completely stripped away from us? How much will we tolerate policy committees and education panels without so much […]

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We No Speak Americano [Future of Teaching]

March 22, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: While we should always have a skeptical eye towards new research, here’s hoping this movement towards bilingual education doesn’t die the way the movement towards the metric system. (As a math teacher, I’m still annoyed at having to use inches instead of centimeters.) At this point in education, we’ve only had a passing fancy […]

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FUBU for Teaching Standards [Future of Teaching]

February 15, 2012 Guest Posts

Excerpt: I know there are a billion frameworks, most notably from Charlotte Danielson and Robert Marzano. I also don’t have faith in people who sell their products to districts who muck up any effort to improve the teaching profession with real research. Akin to what we do with students, Campbell’s Law comes into effect when […]

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