Cultivating Compassion in the Classroom…and Everywhere Else

I’m not going to lie, I’m hesitant to write this article.  Why?  Well...I don’t really follow the fads of teaching.  As a general rule, I believe the flashier the professional development, the more unneeded or gilded it probably is.  I consider myself an educator whose classroom is driven by researched or evidence-based strategies.  Ideas of …

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In Defense of the Curator

In the not too distant past, on Edutwitter, there was a discussion of ResearchEd.  Of course, like all things education, there were supporters and detractors.  One particular thread centered on the topic of researchers versus curators in the world of education.  In my best estimation, researchers were defined as those actually conducting the studies...pretty straight …

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Disconnect in the Classroom

Today, on twitter, I found myself reading through a somewhat comical conversation among a few edu-twitterers/teachers/researchers concerning the compiling of education research:  Tom Sherrington (@teacherhead) made a comment that these compilations must help because most teachers would not be able to search for this information via researcher’s names.  I agreed and commented that most teachers …

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A Reply to Anya Kamenetz and nprEd

In one of your latest articles, “4 Things We Don’t Know About AP Tests”, you discuss some of the unknowns of AP classes; citing there has been little independent research on the subject due mainly to the difficulty in conducting the research successfully.  You then follow with 4 important questions the experts still don’t know …

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