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Setting Up Effective Group Work: Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents: A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
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Site News: New Home for Education News & Commentary: Quick! Get over there! The daily education news roundup and education commentaries that you're probably looking for are now being published over at The Grade, my two year-old education news and media project.  You can find and bookmark the website here: The Twitter name to follow is @thegrade_ [...
AM News: Friday Education Mashup : Memphis suburbs are receiving federal money for more poor students than they have. Here's why. chalkbeat.org/posts/tn/2017/… Mayoral Control Renewed for 2 Years: Legislature Hands Victory to De Blasio In Special Session the74million.org/article/mayora…  See also WNYC Californians, you have until...
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“Social capital” scrip? Fin-tech experiments with new forms of precarious “employment.”: from Wrench in the GearsJuly 20, 2018I write this piece as a follow up to my post on self sovereign identity on Blockchain, the distributed ledger system designed to capture flows of data, and information about our lives. Supporters of Blockchain tout its ability to secure “transactions” into per...
Blockchain, Self-Sovereign Identity, and Selling Off Humanity: from Wrench in the GearsJuly 15, 2018 It’s time activists began to develop a working knowledge of Blockchain and self-sovereign digital identity, because these are the mechanisms that will drive the transition to IoT monitoring for the purposes of Pay for Success deal evaluation. I created a slid...
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Evaluation evolving: Over the past decade, the fight over evaluation has been at the center of almost all the political fights around teachers. But the fight, and the changes that have come with it, and the changes to come, are not so surprising really, when you think about it. Our work is complex, the way that paren...
The profit in lesson plans: The New York Times recently reported on teachers who are making big money – a handful of them have made millions of dollars – by selling lesson plans to other teachers. The success of these entrepreneurs has been facilitated by TeachersPayTeachers.com, a company launched in 2006 by a former New Y...
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Should States “Pay It Forward” for Higher Education?: New models of funding higher education are currently being considered in debates throughout America. One recent debate concerns funding through “Pay It Forward” (PIF) programs. Since 2013, at least 24 states have considered legislation on PIF models of higher education finance. While details diff...
Charter Schools, Politics, and Democracy: Cross-post by Larry CubanAs public charter schools have grown across the country since the early 1990s to more than 6,400 still largely located in big cities (there are 100,000 regular schools) , the debate over their existence, quality, and direction has continued unabated. Charters, enrolling o...
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An accessible, convenient way to grow in your profession: Maybe you’re yearning to grow in your professional practice, but you keep pushing that goal to the end of your priority list—you know, that very long list where you consistently wind up at the bottom. NEA is here to help! With NEA Micro-Credentials, you can move what’s good for you and your care...
Let’s follow Mr. Rogers’ sound advice: “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’ ” That’s what Fred Rogers urged the children who watched “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” to do when they were fearful or anxious. This wonderf...

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