Education Daily Thoughts

Don’t evaluate teachers based on scores until scores indicate children’s joy in learning, autonomy development, growth mindset, intrinsic motivation, generosity, collaborative, creativity, critical thinking… The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. — Khalil Gibran When […]

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11 Common-Core Questions from Marion Brady

I’ve eleven questions: Am I alone in my opinion that the Common Core Standards push us away from instruction designed to capitalize on individual differences? that they reinforce and perpetuate our failure to accept and capitalize on the integrated nature of knowledge? that they lock in place a curriculum closed to knowledge lying outside the […]

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Movie: August to June

AUGUST TO JUNE asks viewers to stop and reconsider how we achieve what we really value for our children and society. That it will look different in different communities is a given, and is the beginning of understanding why we cannot legislate how to teach, or put all our eggs in standardized measurements of success. […]

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