You do not need to have a post-modern disposition to question the effectiveness of homework. You likely did as an eight grader and as the parent of an eighth grader late on a Wednesday night. Alfie Kohn has taken the no-homework charge for some time and the message even began to go mainstream.It looks like the … Continue reading Question the effectiveness of homework and flossing.
One of the most vital things schools can do for the success of their students is to recruit and retain the best teachers. Salaries is still brought up as one of the means to accomplish this goal. Another point to consider is that of cost disease in education. Scott Alexander does an excellent job of … Continue reading Cost Disease and Teachers’ Salaries
Pearson not at a loss during a loss. Fallon said: “2016 was a challenging year for Pearson, but we remain the global leader in education, with a strong market position. Education like every other sector and sphere of life is going through this digital transformation. There is going to be a big winner in the … Continue reading Who is winning education?
Focusing on a more literal bright-spot, check out the Hooch Learning Studio at Chattahoochee. The unquiet librarian, Buffy Hamilton, helped with the design and you can see the team moved past making it more like Starbuck’s. I would have liked to seen more pictures of students using the space, but the flexibility and connectedness is apparent … Continue reading And there was light at Chattahoochee
Education gadfly Gary Stager puts forth what educators need to know today in his recent post “You Can’t Handle the Truth.” As in his usual banter, he strikes down idols of classroom management, unqualified policy makers, “get rich books”, and “debating the merits of modernity.”–We should get behind his charge of giving every student a multimedia device … Continue reading “Help me tell the truth”
Several years ago after discussing research practices with a colleague in nursing, I was intrigued with associating the processes of medical research into that of education and viewing technology as an intervention and measuring the impact. Yang Zhoa brilliantly takes associating medical research methodology even further, in a recent article in the Journal of Education Change, by considering that … Continue reading It is the side effects that will kill you.