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Andrew McCluskey

Six Words: Ask Who I Am, Not What : NPR - 67 views

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    "This month NPR begins a series of occasional conversations about The Race Card Project, where people can submit their thoughts on race and cultural identity in six words. Thousands of people have shared their six-word stories and every so often NPR Host/Special Correspondent Michele Norris will dip into the trove of six-word stories to explore issues surrounding race and cultural identity for Morning Edition. You can find hundreds of six-word submissions and submit your own at www.theracecardproject.com."
Andrew McCluskey

What Should We Be Worried About In 2013? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR - 48 views

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    "Every year Edge.org poses an Annual Question to dozens of scholars, scientists, writers, artists and thinkers. The respondents this year include the reasonably famous, such as Arianna Huffington, Steven Pinker, Brian Eno, Daniel Dennet, Sam Harris and 13.7's own Stuart Kauffman, as well as the not so famous (like me). "The 2013 question is: "What should we be worried about?" Respondents were urged to raise worries that aren't already on the public radar, or to dispel those that are" (Lombardo, NPR)
Sydney Lacey

Annapolis High School: A Work In Progress : NPR - 17 views

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    2nd in an NPR series on School Improvement. Transcript and link to audio. "Long before the Obama administration started talking about turning around failing schools, Annapolis High School in Maryland embarked on a radical transformation. It went to a 12-month school year. Teachers and administrators had to re-apply for their jobs, and those who were rehired vowed to never again let a single student fall through the cracks."
Sydney Lacey

The ABCs Of Saving A Failing School : NPR - 19 views

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    First in a series of NPR reports on School Makeovers. Transcript and link to audio of broadcast. "If a school is consistently failing and kids aren't learning, shut it down. Start over with new teachers and administrators willing to do something dramatically different. Closing failing schools and turning them around has been in vogue since No Child Left Behind, and now the Obama Administration is embracing the idea. It's even offering millions of dollars to school districts to help them do it."
Smith Shots

Teaching 4-Year-Olds To Feel Better : NPR Ed : NPR - 11 views

  • Researchers have identified qualities like delayed gratification, "grit" and "mindset," and they've developed curricula designed to instill those qualities. The idea is that the ability to apply yourself to a task, screen out distractions and believe in the possibility of your own improvement is a bigger determinant of success than reading and math skills.
Matt Renwick

Common Core Reading: Difficult, Dahl, Repeat : NPR Ed : NPR - 42 views

  • Ms. Wertheimer warms them up with a text-dependent question: "Are all of these native peoples nomadic?"
    • Matt Renwick
       
      "Warms them up" - That is not the descriptor I would use for that question.
  • "On page 6, paragraph 2," he says, "the first sentence: 'The Haida and Tlingit of the Northwest built permanent wooden homes called longhouses.' "
    • Matt Renwick
       
      How is this any different than the outdate practice of call and answer?
  • seems to engage the kids
    • Matt Renwick
       
      Because the hands shot up?
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  • tiring work for the kids
    • Matt Renwick
       
      Why is it tiring? Shouldn't it be invigorating?
  • dives into the packet
    • Matt Renwick
       
      An oxymoron if I every saw one.
  • It's a way of labeling books based on the skill needed to read them.
    • Matt Renwick
       
      Or a way of labeling students, at least indirectly.
  • kids here have leveled libraries
  • counterbalance to the tough stuff
    • Matt Renwick
       
      Kids will challenge themselves, when the text invites learners to challenge it. The requires provocative reading.
  • seems to engage the kids
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Hobbes W

Student Course Evaluations Get An 'F' : NPR Ed : NPR - 54 views

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    Something we probably all know, but it's good that new confirming evidence is being accrued.
Jon Tanner

In Kentucky, Moving Beyond Dependence On Tests : NPR Ed : NPR - 14 views

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    Succeeding without standardized tests.
Maureen Greenbaum

What Artificial Intelligence Could Mean For Education : NPR Ed : NPR - 15 views

  • , in a world where computers are taking more and more of the jobs, what is it that humans most need to learn? It probably isn't primarily memorizing facts or figures, or simple rules for problem solving.
  • An immediate answer is that more of us need to get better at building and interacting with software tools.
  • the growing movement in education to focus on building social and emotional competencies.
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    ANYA KAMENETZ
Kevin Kaeser

Carl '60 Cent' Kasell And The Debt Ceiling : It's All Politics : NPR - 24 views

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    Carl Kasell raps about the debt ceiling!
A Gardner

Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Scientists Say It's Unlikely : Shots - Health Blog : NPR - 51 views

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    Interesting findings
Smith Shots

Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion : NPR - 192 views

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    NPR Making billions make sense.
Tracy Tuten

Physicists Seek To Lose The Lecture As Teaching Tool : NPR - 4 views

  • key is to get them to do the assigned reading — what he calls the "information-gathering" part of education — before they come to class.
  • "It used to be just be the 'sage on the stage,' the source of knowledge and information," he says. "We now know that it's not good enough to have a source of information." Mazur sees himself now as the "guide on the side" – a kind of coach, working to help students understand all the knowledge and information that they have at their fingertips. Mazur says this new role is a more important one.
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    Explanation of using peer instruction and arguments against the lecture as a college teaching tool.
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