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Is Ahmed’s Clock A National Teachable Moment?: Review of CREATIVE SCHOOLS by Ken Robinson

Ahmed’s clock may provide just the push Americans need to examine the damage inflicted by the movement to standardize everything that happens in a school. The accountability culture in American schools has, for all practical purposes, declared war on innovation … Continue reading

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Today’s PLC Meeting: What Have We Learned?

This all needs to be prefaced by saying I have nothing but respect and admiration for the three colleagues in my Professional Learning Community. Although it’s an arranged marriage—in other words, we are assigned to be together—I couldn’t ask for … Continue reading

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Review: A REPAIR KIT FOR GRADING by Ken O’Connor

A Repair Kit for Grading by Ken O’Connor My rating: 2 of 5 stars The ideas in Ken O’Connor’s A Repair Kit for Grading would work a lot better if students were all identical and self-motivated, and if we only … Continue reading

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Today’s CASE Conference: What Does It Mean to Be an American?

A day at a conference is always a nice change of pace and scenery. Today’s Council for American Studies Education Conference at the Chicago History Museum was a terrific learning experience that gave me a much needed late winter battery … Continue reading

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