BookMarks' most popular posts of 2013 include book reviews, interviews, and longer pieces on graphic novels, common standards, creativity, summer reading, e-books, and libraries.
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December 20, 2013
September 17, 2013
Expeditionary Learning middle schools in Washington and New York City boosted students' reading and mathematics learning, finds a new study by Mathematica Policy Research.
April 16, 2013
Quality newspapers and magazines can develop critical thinking in students.
March 06, 2013
Paul Thomas asks a provocative question this week. Are the poor too free? Are our schools providing students with tools and skills to foster their independence? Or teaching them to be compliant cogs in a machine whose levers of control they will never touch? Thomas describes the paternalism that has become central to modern education, as well as efforts to "reform" it even further.
February 28, 2013
New titles offer frameworks for teaching creativity and critical thinking, the building blocks of "innovation." These books—and two more children's books on creativity—suggest a shift toward emphasizing hard work and problem-solving when conceptualizing innovation.
November 23, 2012
Good schools have a common intellectual mission. They prioritize, encourage, measure, and discuss important outcomes. This week we had the privilege of spending time with educators at Valley Christian Schools in Cerritos, California. At VCS, the 5Cs translate their mission into practice.
June 08, 2012
The chance for players to demonstrate a freedom of choice is a common theme among the highest quality games, suggests the review from Common Sense Media.
January 10, 2011
I must plead to a bit of ignorance when confronted with Pearson's Intelligent Essay Assessor. I have not met the mighty machine, nor seen it in operation. But if it's job is to relieve our concern that teachers can reliably score complex work, I think I have a rather deep mistrust.