How Can Schools Become More Nimble?

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The COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, masking, and social distancing are just the most obvious examples of the radical challenges experienced by schools in the last two years. Schools have responded to each and every concern in a variety of ways … Continued

What is The Education Crisis?

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America is underwater from the Pandemic. More than 400,000 cases are reported daily on CNN and that is up 103% from last week. Schools are beginning to lose students and staff to the Virus-induced pandemic. Our country knows how to … Continued

What is Ignorance and Want?

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Halfway through A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens writes about the miserly Scrooge who is being visited by a second ghost of Christmas Present. The Spirit shows Scrooge two emaciated children named Ignorance and Want. These children are based on Dicken’s … Continued

Is Teacher Opinion More Valuable Than Testing?

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Long ago (1999) I wrote my dissertation on Teacher Opinion of Student Assessment. In a survey of 253 K-12 public school teachers in New York State, performance assessments such as science experiments, portfolios, qualitative questioning, exhibitions, experiential learning, hands-on learning, … Continued

What are the Barriers To Learning?

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When students have trouble learning, we turn to medication for help. But before we go there, how much have we thought about the underlying barriers to learning? For example, could their eyesight be preventing them from seeing the classroom board … Continued