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EDUCATION REFORM: ‘PEDAGOGY FIRST, TECHNOLOGY SECOND’

“Pedagogy is the driver, technology the accelerator.” This popular thought has been making the rounds on social media, instilling the importance of “pedagogy first, technology second… 467 more words

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Teacher’s Toolkit: 10 Survival Tips for Testing Season

For many, April marks the beginning of pollen-related allergies, longer days, and less layers. For educators, it means testing season is upon us. With administration piling high, and pressure steadily mounting, preparations for state tests are in full swing across the country. 573 more words

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HOW TO MOVE THE CONVERSATION FROM GRADES TO LEARNING

“We need to shift the focus from grades to learning.” This is a big statement to make, full of complex notions and far-reaching ideals. We live in a world where test scores determine the end goal for most schools and universities, making it close to impossible for us to imagine an alternative, but despite our rigid system, the conversation is moving. 482 more words

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Pay no attention to the Great and Powerful Ed Reform behind the curtain...it's not as magical as we've been led to believe

There have been several articles from a variety of sources in the past month about how ‘the newest things’ in education, which have been held up as the perfect solution for the last few years, are starting to fray around the edges and some are even crashing in on themselves. 418 more words

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Did @chrispendleton9 just unfollow your student?   When Opportunity Knocks

As a plethora of teams narrowed down to just four in the NCAA Tournament, one high school recruit may have just lost his (presumably) opportunity to play at Arizona State University. 144 more words

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Professor Joe Nashville's Witty Response to a Letter from Pearson Publishing

TN Professor Joe Nashville, who previously published a satirical review of the former Commissioner of Tn Ed ( Kevin “Michelle Rhee” Huffman ) via Edushyster… 137 more words

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