oving away from student multiple-choice standardized test scores as the main means for evaluating schools towards more holistic, more humanistic measures.
2. How should NCLB be altered?
Have it move more towards facilitating the process of school improvement and diversification at the local level rather than directing education from above.
3. How should the Obama administration respond for need for better teachers?
Maybe go against conventional wisdom and educational orthodoxy and encourage a credentialing environment that encourages more professionals outside of education to become teachers without having the lengthy teacher training. This would involve moving the teaching paradigm away from transmitting instruction to facilitating student-driven learning.
4. How should Obama administration do to increase student engagement?
Give all students the opportunity to be engaged in real democratic governance of their school and direction of activity in their classroom(s), with the teachers playing more of a facilitative role rather than a directive one. Most people generally acknowledge that giving this kind of agency to adults works, so why wouldn't it work with kids?
5. How should funding equity be addressed?
This may be the one area where the federal government should really play a leading role. Create a new education act called something like "No School Left Underfunded", and based on civil rights principles create policy to ensure equity in funding.…
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This case study examines how ePortfolios, used in conjunction with blogs, can encourage students to become more critically reflective learners. The benefits and challenges of using ePortfolios are discussed, along with strategies for providing sufficient technical and pedagogical support, to enable teachers and students to confidently use the technology as a collaborative learning tool.…
blog as a 'sound board' for my students (middle school) and encourage them to collaborate, cooperate and engage with 21st century tools. I love this blog and thanks for your efforts . . .
alued; where students learn to overcome the fear of being wrong.
This is an example of providing an experience where young people engage in divergent 'WHAT IF?' kind of thinking within a fairly tight framework or script.…
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dimension of art of the period. I think the knowledge of the art increases the depth of a students understanding. If the student could then paint something in the style of one of the artists they have just seen, I think critical thinking is increased.
Do you agree?…