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December 20, 2010

Should We Ban Fiction Books from Schools?

One education consultant believes replacing most fiction with non-fiction books is the solution to getting boys interested in reading again.

June 21, 2010

In Defense of Slow Reading

Earlier in the day I was speaking with our book whisperer blogger Donalyn Miller about reading. She's spearheading a book-a-day summer reading challenge for adults, which, by the way, has gone viral. In light of this, Donalyn mentioned University of New Hampshire English professor Thomas Newkirk's...

May 27, 2010

'Farewell to A Farewell to Arms'?

A new English curriculum in Nevada could eliminate the standard high school literature canon, and a number of teachers are not happy about that.

May 21, 2010

Deep Thought of the Week

Diane Ravitch, explaining her recent change of heart on accountability-based reform, goes Jungian: I sometimes wonder whether you might be attracted to the things that you say are wrong--if you're kind of guarding yourself against something that secretly appeals to you. It's like people who are ve...

May 11, 2010

British Teachers Try Teaching Like Champions

U.K. educators aren't wild about the teaching style outlined in the hit U.S. education book.

April 26, 2010

Generational Shift?

Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews sees Doug Lemov's much-discussed book, Teach Like A Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College, as the expression of a new generation of teachers: Our urban public schools have many teachers in their twenties and thirties who a...

April 26, 2010

Reading List

Bill Ferriter has very good things to say about Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap, a new book co-authored by professional learning team experts Rick and Becky DuFour: I've ALREADY photocopied several sections and slipped them under the doors of the principals and teacher leaders in my buildi...

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