The NY Times recently ran a story about testing for joy and grit. Seriously? It seems as though joy and grit are really just used for compliance.
The other days I posted about 12 words that should be banned from our educational vocabulary. Here are 12 that I believe should be added.
Words in education can bring on a visceral reaction by educators. Here are 10 words that should no longer be in fashion in 2016.
Response to Intervention (RTI) has been proven to work with students. Why don't we use it with teachers?
Too often, education leaders believe that the point of collaboration is to further their own interests.
We often approach interviews as a "desexualized version of a date" and hire from the gut. There are many reasons why that's the wrong way to go.
Too many times students are forced to do an activity that surrounds a concept they already know. The activities focus on doing something, rather than learning something. We need to stop doing that.
Feedback is easier to give than to get. Here are a few ways to take it all in without letting it ruin your day.
In a recent blog post, Shirley Clarke wrote about how ability grouping doesn't work, and it raised quite a stir. I would suggest that mixed-ability grouping doesn't either, because many people use it by name alone.
The challenge for all schools is to decide what story the data they collect will tell them, and this is one way to help weed that out.