Do We Have to Draw it That Way?

Do We Have to Draw it That Way?

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Do We Have to Draw it That Way?My wife teaches grade 2 and has all her students choose their own theme day. She spreads these days our throughout the year. Earlier this month one student chose Legos to be the theme. My wife had her students draw themselves as Lego characters. She had them use this image as a pattern.

As her students started to work, some of the girls asked if they had to draw it that way…

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TGIF: Best Education Journalism Of The Week (Ending July 1, 2016)

BEST OF THE WEEK
Seattle Times: Garfield High principal navigates racial divide pllqt.it/UhslkY
Reveal: Who got rich off the student debt crisis ow.ly/1N9j301MkBf
NPR: Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail ow.ly/jeAm301KISK
Chalkbeat TN: Months of missteps leading up to disastrous online testing debut  http://ow…

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Louisiana Offers Its Homegrown Standards-Based Lessons to Teachers Nationwide – Education Week

Faced with a dearth of common-core-aligned English/language arts curricula, state education officials asked teachers to create a homegrown, online program—and made it free to all.

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Absolutely Intercultural 204 +++ Ramadan Special +++ “Two-way exchange” project +++

Absolutely Intercultural 204 +++ Ramadan Special +++ “Two-way exchange” project +++

In today’s podcast we have special topic: the Muslim Ramadan. The reason for choosing this topic is the great number of refugees in Germany which comes with a great number of intercultural learning opportunities…

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Illinois lawmakers set to vote on stopgap spending deal – Education Week

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Illinois lawmakers set to vote on stopgap spending deal – Education Week

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EdSec King Urges Charter Schools to Rethink Discipline Policies

EdSec King Urges Charter Schools to Rethink Discipline Policies(Photo: Wikimedia, Creative Commons)
Recently, charter schools have come under scrutiny for higher than normal suspension rates — and now Secretary of Education John King has urged charter school officials to rethink their discipline policies.
“Discipline is a nuanced and complicated issue,” Secretary King said in remarks prepared for a speech at the National Charter School Conference in Nashville…

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Illinois lawmakers set to vote on stopgap spending deal – Education Week

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Moving forward

Moving forward

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So, I was chided that my last post was not helpful in moving people forward, as I was essentially being derogatory to those who weren’t applying the new understandings. And I’ve previously provided lots of ways to think anew about L&D, such as posts on the topics (both carrot and stick), pointed to readings that are relevant and can help, created a group to discuss the issues, and even written a book trying to point out the ways to move forward, so I’m not apologetic about also trying to point out the gaps (hey, let’s try all levers)…

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Quotes: DC’s Henderson Credits Mayoral Control Over Schools

Quotes: DC’s Henderson Credits Mayoral Control Over Schools

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I don’t think we could have done this if I had to answer to a school board. My superintendent colleagues spend the vast majority of their time trying to convince people to allow them to do what is good and right for kids. That’s never how I spend my time. I take great ideas to great leaders and they say yes or they say no and we keep it moving…

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