Quiet In The Classroom: How To Recognize And Support Introverted Entrepreneurs

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For example, a friend states, “My child is quiet, and doesn’t like to socialize often. Advocate: Young introverts need parental advocacy for public school. Advocate Education News Featured Higher Education humanity Secondary Education STEAM Teacher Tips Technology

Homework: Helpful, Harmful, or Otherwise?

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For example, my son was recently assigned a family heritage project. These examples are, by definition, homework. One can understand with these examples why schools are starting to outright ban homework. As I write this, I am out on our back patio.

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Data-Driven Decision Making: Who’s the decider?

Reading By Example

For example, Samantha Mosher, a secondary special education teacher, guides her students to develop their own IEP goals as well as how to use various tools to monitor their own progress. Advocacy Assessment classroom instruction Communication data qualitative data quantitative data RtI Technology Amanda Datnow digital portfolios Genesis Cratsenberg ILA Samantha Mosher Vicki Park

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On ZTC, OER, and a More Expansive View

Iterating Toward Openness

They were relatively easy to tell apart from one another and advocacy was rather straight forward. This choice rotated licensing into a secondary priority. As people advocate for one priority over the other, this advocacy often ends up becoming formalized in policies and programs.

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Improving Social-Emotional and Reading Skills


A recent edWebinar led by Bobbi Bear, Director of Customer Advocacy for Achieve3000, identified effective ways to integrate SEL with reading instruction, through classroom conversations about nonfiction and fiction texts.

If We Talked About the Internet Like We Talk About OER: The Cost Trap and Inclusive Access

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When our presentations and our writing and our speaking and our advocacy focus primarily on ways that OER alleviate the cost problem, we’re actually doing exactly what publishers want. More effective local examples cannot be integrated directly into materials.

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The Cost Trap, Concluding Thoughts

Iterating Toward Openness

However, the short-term goals I am currently pursuing as a step toward these longer term goals are to increase the effectiveness, affordability, and access to post-secondary education in the United States, particularly in the context of institutions that serve at-risk students. This is why, a few posts ago, I stated that “the question we must each ask ourselves is – what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” ” Our advocacy.

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The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


REACTS Taxonomy Example of ideas from Synthesizing–Level 6. The newly reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) was introduced at the NYLA-SSL Summer Institute this week. Happily, our friends in New York State are again sharing their fine work.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond


At Maury County Public Schools (TN), for example, families can check out WiFi-enabled devices for two weeks at a time. CoSN provides thought leadership resources, community, best practices and advocacy tools to help leaders succeed in the digital transformation.

The Challenges of Broadband Access in Rural Schools


For example, community members may use school computers to fill out necessary online paperwork with assistance from school staff or help local civic organizations set up alumni databases and communications networks.

Betsy DeVos on Teacher Vouchers, Walkouts and Being Clickbait


This represents change only for those people who want to make a change,” she said, adding that schools can choose between using that money to fund elementary, secondary or pre-K programs (though that last one is up for debate ). Do you support them in that advocacy as well?”

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


For example, while Linson’s district avoided grants for most of their initiative, they knew that many teachers would need assistance using the new digital tools. For example, his district decided to stop hosting the tech applications on site and moved them to the cloud.

From here to there: Musings about the path to having good OER for every course on campus

Iterating Toward Openness

For example, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the future of learning materials writ large. I made what was probably the clearest statement of my vision for the future of learning materials in my Shuttleworth Fellowship application several years ago: My long-term goal is to create a world where OER are used pervasively throughout primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools. the Linux kernel provides a fascinating example.

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Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

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The bad news is we’re not seeing a lot of innovation or discussion around personalized learning,” said Claire Voorhees, national policy director for the Tallahassee, Florida-based Foundation for Excellence in Education, an advocacy group for personalized learning.

Silicon Valley aims its tech at helping low-income kids get beyond high school

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Leave this field empty if you're human: Nearly half of first-generation students who did continue went to community colleges, which spend less per student than many public primary and secondary schools , and where the odds of ever graduating are also comparatively low.

Inside Maine’s disastrous roll out of proficiency-based learning

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Nellie Mae passed on the money to the Portland-based Great Schools Partnership, which used it to coordinate The New England Secondary School Consortium, a coalition advocating for proficiency-based diplomas, among other things.

The Cost Trap, Part 3

Iterating Toward Openness

In my recent post I asked us each to consider what “what is the real goal of our OER advocacy?” The second, which is my path, is to make common cause with others who are working on solving the problem of the cost of attending a post-secondary institution, like Martha Kanter , Morely Winograd , and others making slow but steady progress eliminating tuition as a barrier to students. For example, Stephen talks about willingness to pay.

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How to Bring Authenticity to Learning that Happens in School


Mehta said the best examples he has seen during the school day are in science classes. Lehmann, the Philadelphia principal, embodies this attitude perhaps as well as any secondary educator in America.

Schools in the poorest state become even poorer

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billion on elementary and secondary education. Nancy Loome, executive director and founder of the Parents’ Campaign, a nonprofit and grassroots education advocacy organization. The class sizes at Enterprise Attendance Center are an example of these struggles.

In spite of rising tuition, one country manages to shepherd poor kids into college

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And while the progress is uneven and vulnerable to still more changes ahead — including a shift next year from grants to loans for students’ living expenses — how they have succeeded shows it can be done, and offers some examples of exactly how.

Is teacher preparation failing students with disabilities?

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Students with disabilities who are placed in general education classrooms get more instructional time , have fewer absences and have better post-secondary outcomes, research shows. Students in Montclair State University’s dual certification program work on an assignment during class.

Charters felt pressured to promise miraculous progress — but none met the targets

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Most charter operators did not come close to hitting their targets, predicting, for example, that they could move students from 50 percent proficiency to 80 or even 100 percent in four or five years. Second grade teacher Lynnon Carney helps a student with math at Arise Academy.

A mother and son go from homeless to college

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Students like Moises and Lina, for example, wouldn’t be eligible under the Cuomo proposal. He’d like to see the Cuomo plan allow for students to attend part time, for example.

Can the Right Nudge Help Low-income Kids Go Beyond High School?


Nearly half of first-generation students who did continue went to community colleges, which spend less per student than many public primary and secondary schools , and where the odds of ever graduating are also comparatively low.

OPINION: Despite opposition, homeschooling is thriving

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In Massachu­setts, for example, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education lists and links to all private and parochial schools in the commonwealth.

10 years later, goal of getting more Americans through college is way behind schedule

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Tennessee, for example, which famously made its community colleges free, is on target to have 55 percent of its residents possess certificates or degrees two years ahead of the 2025 deadline, outgoing Gov.

Dramatic DeVos nomination begs question: Can she be an effective Ed Secretary?

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Nevertheless, many choice advocates support DeVos, including the Success Academy founder and CEO Eva Moskowitz , former Florida Governor Jeb Bush , a national charter advocacy organization and the editorial pages of the Wall Street Journal , Chicago Tribune and Detroit News , among others.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

That being said, if you’re using a piece of technology that’s free, it’s likely that your personal data is being sold to advertisers or at the very least hoarded as a potential asset (and used, for example, to develop some sort of feature or algorithm).

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The Business of Education Technology

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I think it’s safe to say, for example, that venture capital investment has fallen off rather precipitously this year. Some of these areas that are popular for investment do coincide with the popular narratives about “the future of education” – “everyone should learn to code,” for example. ” The Gates Foundation is perhaps the best known organization for furthering political advocacy through its funding mechanisms.

Education Technology and the Future of Academic Freedom

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Protests at Evergreen College in Washington , for example. For its part, the Justice Department indicated that it would investigate what it deemed to be free speech violations on campuses – at Pierce College , for example, and at Georgia Gwinnett College.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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Demanding that schools teach “the right skills” is also one of many examples of an ongoing “innovation” fixation , of how industry is pressing the education system to bend to its needs. Arguably, there is no better example of this than the ongoing push that “everyone should learn to code,” led at the K–12 level by the industry-backed advocacy organization Code.org. Trump has earmarked more money for apprenticeships , for example. (He

How diplomas based on skill acquisition, not credits earned, could change education

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For example, internships, team projects and artistic creations could be used to demonstrate mastery in place of a pencil-and-paper tests. For example, they use the 1-to-4 grading scale in class to help students better understand how close they are to hitting their proficiency targets.