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picture the importance of relationships at school
I know from watching and listening all over the country in schools
and in workshops, however, that many educators have become less
creative, more timid and unimaginative, and have indeed lost pride in
their work in the face of how heavy-handed the states have been in
promulgating this retro and harmful “accountability”. Why is not the
state responsible for ensuring that the incentives are right and the
resources are available to do the work well? States should have to be
accountable for how local leaders interpre their mandates. But states
wash their hands of the problem of change; they merely issue
mandates. So, teachers become brow-beaten by scores, encouraged
to do test prep, and in general, down the authority line, to teach
worse rather than better – somehow in the name of “standards.”
too many people today believe
in the power of
TECHNOLOGY & TESTING
rather than the power of
WORDS & PASSIONATE
“If you just
look like this:”
Dr. Larry Cuban
research on improving literacy skills?
Identifying Similarities & Differences!
Summarizing & Note-Taking!
Reinforcing Effort & Providing Recognition
Homework & Practice!
Setting Objectives & Providing Feedback!
Generating & Testing Hypotheses!
Questions, Cues, & Advance Organizers
time on task
by Stephanie Sandifer @ssandifer