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January 03, 2011

Will National Standards Become the Operating System for our Schools?

Our students will do far better if we ask them to do more thinking rather than less, even if they turn out to be a bit less uniform at the end.

December 23, 2010

2010: A Year of Living in Dialogue

A catalog of this year's 131 posts -- debates, satire, guests and interviews galore!

August 25, 2010

Children Perform Best when Teachers are Not Focused on Scores

Pupils show greater motivation, are better behaved and are more likely to be independent and strategic thinkers when teachers are not obsessed by grades

May 03, 2010

The Tale of a Melting Ice Cube: Have we lost the Story?

The details of how an ice crystal melts when salt is poured upon it reveal a story of the magic of water. But the story is lost when we only teach what is on the test.

January 25, 2010

Sharing our Visions: What does Great Education look like to You?

We spend so much of our energy responding to silly or downright destructive educational policies -- we rarely take the time to develop our vision of what we want instead.

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