Category: General Ranting

What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers – via The Washington Post

It’s usually good to have a negative example along with a positive when teaching. “Here’s how to… here’s how not to…” It’s good. It gives a bigger picture, broad outlines within which to work, an opportunity to talk about learning

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On Serial

This originally appeared on the CraftLit podcast at CraftLit.com You can find Serial here, Startup here, the adorable video with Ira Glass and Mary here, The Spinal Column Radio Podcast (now podfaded) here, Today in iOS here, Knitmore Girls here, Elsie’s

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But What About Meeeeee?

ASCD Inservice: Does the Common Core Exclude Personal Meaning Making? Ah, I wondered when this would come up (again). First off, I would like to enter a resounding “duh!” into the do you have your students make personal connections to

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Because Authenticity ≠ Spontaneity

A Defense of Rhetoric – Michael Gerson – The Washington Post. In today’s Washington Post, Michael Gerson—a speechwriter for BushII—called a recent Santorum speech, “a 20-minute ramble of lame jokes, patriotic platitudes and half-developed campaign themes.” Gerson goes on to

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