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The Renewability of Cricket

My latest post at The Cordon at ESPN-Cricinfo is titled ‘The Renewability of Cricket‘.

Here is an excerpt:

I want to suggest here that “we, as players and spectators” have a great deal to do with the perceived complexity of cricket. 279 more words

Philosophy

Why Is Standardized Testing A Novel Experience For Walden Students?

adapted from Director’s Notes written by Matt Allio in previous years

The standardized testing experience at Walden School is novel because our faculty looks for depth in skills and content and not simply repetition of the covered material. 491 more words

Dewey, Testing Companies, and the Origin of the Common Core

The purported benefit of the Common Core State Standards over previous sets of standards is the development of critical thinking skills across all subjects, seen as a key lever for increasing American students’ international competitiveness and ameliorating the country’s lethargic economy and persistently high unemployment rates. 1,913 more words

Standards

October 20 in history

1548 The city of Nuestra Senora de La Paz (Our Lady of Peace) was founded by Captain Alonso de Mendoza by appointment of the king of Spain and Holy Roman Emperor, Charles V. 558 more words

History

Staying Relevant for Each Generation of Learners

Mr. Dewey had it right then and it’s still relevant in the 21st century. tlb

Source

Categorization and potential

As students, we are asked – told – that we need to define What We’re Good At early on. Before we make our own academic choices, tests and teachers tell us our “aptitudes,” “intelligences” (if we’re going by… 409 more words

Reflection

Happiness and Teaching – Insights from Dewey

In earlier postings, I (Clive) talked about the need to see teaching and teacher education in very broad terms; to see ourselves as ultimately helping students develop a satisfying, enjoyable or “happy” way of life. 322 more words

Education