Monthly Archives: March 2015

Are You Complicit in “Soul Murder”?

I would add that damage is being done in a variety of settings that teachers and children inhabit..not just the public school gulag. read this. it needs to be read and thought about Are You Complicit in “Soul Murder”?.

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Look for the grime of exploration

Beware the Jargoneers…  as per previous post…but here is a great chart from Mr Kohn on what to look for in a solid progressive classroom. Further..these things should be present throughout the grades..not just in Early Childhood ( to eight … Continue reading

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Beware the Jargoneers

Alfie Kohn talked about the dangers of jargon last night and why he attempts to avoid using it at all costs. He was intense and sharply hilarious , jumping on and off the stage….engaging the audience in questions. I was … Continue reading

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Vermont: The Heavy Fist of the Federal Government Demands Testing!

Disturbing is a mild term  to describe what is happening to school… read this Vermont: The Heavy Fist of the Federal Government Demands Testing!.

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12 Reasons to Refuse PARCC

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Activist parents and educators who belong to SaveOurSchoolsNJ helpfully assembled a dozen reasons to refuse the Common Core PARCC test. ? ? ? 1. PARCC is poorly designed & confusing ? “For many…

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Suspicious….

I am always suspicious, when I visit a school claiming to be “progressive” , if I do not see classroom pets, large garbage cans..paintbrushes in the sink, blocks and other materials put away the kid way, (a bit crooked)-and if … Continue reading

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The Doctor is in

“Your Majesty, please… I don’t like to complain, But down here below, we are feeling great pain. I know, up on top you are seeing great sights, But down here at the bottom we, too, should have rights.

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