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Eduskeptic
The testing dance

Mar 13, 2016
The testing dance

Always a hot topic, especially in the elementary grades, testing is important. It is important that it is meaningful, age appropriate, and useful. Testing how and what children have learned is quite far away from simple. There are a lot of things that can be tested quickly, simply, and under different circumstances. You’re likely...

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Game to 100
Why does UCD chancellor make twice as much as governor of California?

Mar 9, 2016

Katehi’s $424,360 annual salary may sound to some like a king’s ransom, but …. That set-up line comes from a recent Sacramento Bee editorial concerning the blunders of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. (See Monday’s blog.) While scolding the chancellor … Continue reading

Game to 100
Why does UCD chancellor make twice as much as governor of California?

Mar 9, 2016

Katehi’s $424,360 annual salary may sound to some like a king’s ransom, but …. That set-up line comes from a recent Sacramento Bee editorial concerning the blunders of UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi. (See Monday’s blog.) While scolding the chancellor … Continue reading

Banana Moments
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

Mar 7, 2016
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

While many parents are concerned for the personal security of their children using mobile devices and apps, one of the subtlest concerns that can impact a child’s future college and employment opportunities is their social media presence. Many college admissions departments are integrating the data gathered by the social media profiles of students.

Banana Moments
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

Mar 7, 2016
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

While many parents are concerned for the personal security of their children using mobile devices and apps, one of the subtlest concerns that can impact a child’s future college and employment opportunities is their social media presence. Many college admissions departments are integrating the data gathered by the social media profiles of students.

Banana Moments
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

Mar 7, 2016
Which is more important? Your child’s SAT scores or their social media profile?

While many parents are concerned for the personal security of their children using mobile devices and apps, one of the subtlest concerns that can impact a child’s future college and employment opportunities is their social media presence. Many college admissions departments are integrating the data gathered by the social media profiles of students.

mamawolfe
5 Ways To Create A Love Of Reading With Children

Mar 7, 2016

I’ve been helping kids create a love of reading for 25 years. Some days, I think I’ve nailed it. Others, it’s more of a struggle. Yesterday, for example, my 8th graders rushed into class babbling about the first chapter of The Pearl; they couldn’t believe it when the chapter was over, and how fully...

Eduskeptic
The need to play=learning

Mar 6, 2016
The need to play=learning

Somewhere along the line there was a group of consultants, who make their living speaking to real teachers, who floated the idea that recess in the elementary and middle schools could be done away with, or at least curtailed. Along with that was the elimination of art, music, and movement, all seen as extras....

Eduskeptic
The need to play=learning

Mar 6, 2016
The need to play=learning

Somewhere along the line there was a group of consultants, who make their living speaking to real teachers, who floated the idea that recess in the elementary and middle schools could be done away with, or at least curtailed. Along with that was the elimination of art, music, and movement, all seen as extras....

Davis Vanguard
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Does Anyone Really Care (About AIM)?

Feb 29, 2016
Monday Morning Thoughts II: Does Anyone Really Care (About AIM)?

When the issue of AIM came back last winter and spring, I really didn’t have a dog in the fight. I was taken aback by the process in which the changes were initially enacted, but I didn’t have a strong feeling either way on the program itself. As I met with people last summer,...

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