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Boosting the Life Chances of Young Men of Color: Evidence from Promising Programs

This is a report recently released from MDRC for June 2014 by Christopher Wimer & Dan Bloom. It is no surprise that we as a society have not achieved success in overcoming the challenges young men of color face. 129 more words


Professional Development Model

Tuesday is the day to share a “Slice of Life” with Two Writing Teachers. Check out the writers, readers and teachers here. Thanks to Stacey, Anna, Beth, Tara, Dana and Betsey for creating a place for us to work collaboratively. 500 more words

Slice Of Life 14

Underrepresented or Underutilized?

I’ve been working on my portfolio lately and was (not) shocked to notice that I have a tendency to focus on what we call “underrepresented” students. 381 more words

Student Affairs

Great new article on Students becoming "Flexible Experts"

A recent article in the Carnegie Commons featured the concept of students learning “flexible expertise” in order to become more adaptable to new situations and challenges. 133 more words

Community College

"Desirable Difficulties", Part 2 (or a retroactive Part 1?)

Not much to add from yesterday’s post, except to point you toward another great discussion of the pedagogical opportunities provided by “desirable difficulties.” This time, … 1,014 more words

Teaching Tips: The Classroom

Time for state to take the lead in blended learning

The popularity of blended learning – and the use of the word, “blended learning” – has risen tremendously over the past five years, (though the term was coined some 15 years ago.) Today, blended learning holds the promise that teachers can reach every student with what he or she needs by extending that teacher’s reach through the use of technology. 918 more words

Blended Learning

"Desirable difficulties?" Try telling that to students...

In the John Hughes ’80s classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, we see why Ferris ditches school: his history teacher (played with deadpan brilliance by Ben Stein) stymies, bores and infuriates a classroom full of students through a mind-numbingly repetitive and monotone lecture, punctuated with the worst attempts at coaxing student involvement ever.   1,182 more words

Teaching Tips: The Classroom