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Six Short Book Reviews from June, 2013

Here are six quick reviews of books I’ve read over the past few weeks. Some were cross-posted in other places, but I want to have them all in one spot. Maybe one of these titles will appeal to you. Outlaw: … Continue reading

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Review: FEEL-BAD EDUCATION by Alfie Kohn

Feel Bad Education by Alfie Kohn My rating: 4 of 5 stars Alfie Kohn has made sense to me for more than a decade, ever since a colleague recommended Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards and enthusiastically implemented a no-grade policy … Continue reading

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Review: DRIVE by Daniel H. Pink

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us by Daniel H. Pink My rating: 5 of 5 stars I usually start twitching when business management models are applied to schools, but Daniel Pink’s observations about motivation are highly transferable to … Continue reading

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Mark Twain Is Right, Again!

Maybe no one will mind if Mark Twain leads off this blog post: “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself. Simply suppose you were a member of Congress. And … Continue reading

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The Good Start: Twelve Targets for New Teachers

My first year of teaching was twenty-nine years ago, so when one of our newly hired colleagues emailed last spring requesting advice and ideas for starting the school year, I appreciated the opportunity to provide her with a few thoughts … Continue reading

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