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The Technology Glitch in the Lesson IS the Lesson

This past week, I listened to a friend describe a SKYPE session with a children’s author that was particularly challenging; audio and video feeds were not running simultaneously. 873 more words


Does Don DeLillo support Opting Out ?

Does one of our most insightful modern authors, Don DeLillo, support opting out, refusing, corporate education reformers’ state mandated, standardized, high stakes tests?

“Those blanked-out eternities at the airport.

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NYTimes Infographic Super Bowl Preview as Authentic Writing Model

The NY Times Sports Sunday Preview  by Joe Ward on 2/7/16 for Super Bowl 50 was part rebus, part infographic and wholly adaptable for a model lesson on annotating text for students in middle or high school. 558 more words

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Resume Bombs

This blog at Curmugucation (Peter Greene) is aimed at the Common Core in education but as well applies to many fields.


President Obama helps every Republican Presidential candidate by appointing John King

“By appointing John King, the most unpopular education commissioner in the history of New York State, as Acting Secretary of Education, President Obama just gave a shot in the arm to every Republican Presidential candidate who proposes to abolish the US Department of Education.”
– Professor Mark Naison




CCSS to PARCC to FAILURE in Illinois

The Illinois PARCC results were released yesterday and with no surprises. Failure! It’s happening in all the PARCC states. I know a little about why but I wanted the perspective of a teacher so I reached out to one for whom I have great respect. 1,323 more words

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Labor Day Informational Text: "Work is a Blessing" from This I Believe

Of all the national holidays, Labor Day is the most passive. It floats as the first Monday in September; it lacks a symbol, a song or ritual.  958 more words

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