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Tools for (Re)construction

September 12, 2010

I’ve been following the exchange between Will Richardson and those who’ve commented on his recent blog post, A Parent 2.0’s Back to School Dilemma.  Will’s astute assessment of the current state of schools and schooling has fired up many of his readers and rightly so. As a parent or guardian, what do you do when…

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Teacher Curiosity

September 11, 2010

For years I’ve been fascinated by Claude Steele’s and Josh Aronson’s work on stereotype threat.  Now I’m equally intrigued by research studies centered on student performance and “over-effort.”  Steele discusses U of TX (Austin) math professor, Uri Treisman’s work in this area in his latest book, Whistling Vivaldi. Treisman wanted to figure out why the…

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Dazed and Confused . . .

September 10, 2010

I’m curious about something that’s been bugging me.  I’m sharing it in this blog in the hopes that you’ll read this and let me know what you think.  Here goes . . . Do we, in education, work against our own best interests when we use terms like, critical friends groups, or backwards design, or…

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