Your classroom does not have to be Pinterest-worthy: Stay reflective on the WHY & avoid comparison

The Cornerstone Blog

I did it already, but mine looks amateurish in comparison. Oh hey, I have a set-up similar to that…but my handwriting is atrocious, and it’s not colorful, and basically my version looks like total crap in comparison. I do not make the assumption that because something looks good, it’s not also helping kids learn. The question that I want to answer today is not, “How can we stop other teachers from creating beautiful learning spaces and sharing them on social media?’

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. Many states either were not tracking them at all or were using widely disparate formulas that made state-by-state comparisons impossible. Education researchers and policy analysts agree there are lessons to be learned from No Child Left Behind.

For safer schools, we need more hugs, not more guns

The Hechinger Report

This feeling of security is what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls “school connectedness,” which it defines as “the belief held by students that adults and peers in the school care about their learning as well as about them as individuals.”

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Overall, the number of statistics bachelor’s degrees has grown from 526 in 2003 to 1,678 in 2013. For instance, since 2003, the number of schools granting undergraduate statistics degrees has increased from 74 to more than 110 in 2013.

STEM 109

Our mutual friends

Learning with 'e's

This is number 28 in my series on learning theories. My most recent post explored Jack Merizow''s Transformative Learning theory. As usual, this is a simplified and concise interpretation of the theory, so if you wish to learn more, please read the associated literature.

What Kinds of Homework Seem to be Most Effective?

MindShift

students are justifiably exhausted and nervous from too much homework — even though some international comparisons suggest they’re sitting comfortably at the average. So any comparison is, to a degree, apples-to-oranges (or, at least, apples-to-pears).

Many Hispanic students never have a teacher who looks like them

The Hechinger Report

students in kindergarten through 12th grade that is Hispanic increased from 19 to 25 percent between 2003 and 2013, while the black non-Hispanic population dropped from 17 to 16 percent and the white non-Hispanic population fell from 59 to 50 percent.

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.”

The looming decline of the public research university

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the researchers who run this year-old, $750,000 lab at OSU’s Spine Research Institute resort often to Hollywood comparisons. Future of Learning. Mississippi Learning. This article appears courtesy of Washington Monthly.

Is Head Start a failure?

The Hechinger Report

If they’re healthy, they can learn. They eat peaches from shared platters that they have learned to politely pass to each other. Kids learn from a carefully selected curriculum for both reading and math that is aligned with the district’s kindergarten curriculum.

The Politics of Education Technology

Hack Education

Challenges to accreditation and certification and the steady drumbeat of “everyone should learn to code” are connected to politics as well as to the business of ed-tech. ” “Net neutrality,” a term coined in 2003 by Columbia University law professor Tim Wu, is the principle that all Internet traffic – regardless of source or content or user – should be treated equally. This is part two of my annual review of the year in ed-tech.