Monthly Archives: January 2013

Aaron Swartz wrote about US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay in 2008

Aaron Swartz wrote about US v. Harvard, Shleifer and Hay at his blog. http://www.aaronsw.com/weblog/… “So that’s Lawrence Summers for you: letting his friends use US government money to loot Russia, then using Harvard money to make sure they aren’t punished … Continue reading

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High stakes testing may reinforce inflated self esteem

If the tests are about drills and skills not the rigorous concepts, then good test results will make the students and teachers think they know the concepts, when they don’t. Being able to recite the addition table is not the … Continue reading

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“Why schools used to be better”

Why schools used to be better Posted by Valerie Strauss on January 3, 2013 at 4:00 am http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/03/why-schools-used-to-be-better/ ==from column Here’s a look at why from Marion Brady, who was a classroom teacher for years, has written history and world … Continue reading

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“Myths of hemispheric-centered creativity do more harm than good. “

Myths of Right-Brained Creativity Myths of hemispheric-centered creativity do more harm than good. Published on March 23, 2012 by Jeffrey Davis, M.A. in Tracking Wonder http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/tracking-wonder/201203/myths-right-brained-creativity

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“‘Creative right brain’ myth debunked”

http://www.kurzweilai.net/creative-right-brain-myth-debunked = ‘Creative right brain’ myth debunked March 7, 2012 by Amara D. Angelica (Credit: iStockPhoto) Yet another brain myth bites the dust, joining “we only use 10 percent of our brain,” and other pseudoscience nonsense that tries to cram … Continue reading

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re Yong Zhao Five key questions about the Common Core standards  WaPo

Yong Zhao has written a blog article at Washington Post on Common Core. Zhao’s article was posted at the WaPo blog of Valerie Strauss on January 8, 2013 at 5:00 am http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/01/08/five-key-questions-about-the-common-core-standards/ His blog is: http://zhaolearning.com/ People have posted comments … Continue reading

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