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Posts filed under: Teaching

One nasty side effect of Zoom education has been the proliferation of cheating on a wide scale, particularly with more objective assessments where it’s easy to simply look up the answers. The temptation to do so has simply been too...
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Here’s a thought-provoking piece from the Wallstreet Journal on why boys may be falling further behind. They do seem to have shorter attention spans in my household… Why Boys Are More at Risk of Falling Behind During Remote School Remote...
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When I was a teacher at six different institutions over the course of several decades there was one thing that remained consistent: my dread over parent conferences. Roughly 95% of those conferences were very pleasant and actually provided information about...
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One definition of insanity that is often cited is the practice of repeating the same failed practice over and over expecting different results. Though this doesn’t apply to all academic institutions, all of the time, when it comes to the...
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There was a cult film in the early 1990s by the name of Lawnmower Man. If you’re unfamiliar, a mentally challenged landscaper is recruited to enter a virtual reality system that will improve his intelligence and enhance his capabilities. He...
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I just loved this… The hell that is remote learning, explained in a comic I’m a freelance writer and illustrator living in the Bay Area with my 7-year-old and 5-year-old. On August 17, the kids started school, which is 100...
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Great article here by the New York Times. Academically, the kids are going to do just fine. It’s these underrated skills proven in countless studies to lead to success that will suffer greatly. It’s a huge concern. Social and Emotional...
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Dating to primordial roots, human beings have always been a pack animal. Even early hominid species were discovered to have foraged and raised their young in packs. “It takes a village,” goes the old saying, one that sounds cliche until...
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Satire is funny when it’s true. Well done, “One Funny Mother…” This is worth your time: Mom’s Hilarious Video Sums Up How Confusing This School Year Is For Everyone It’s September 2020, and school is a confusing, headache-inducing mess for...
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I had a student recently complain that his teacher was forcing him to learn the periodic table, an exercise in rote memorization that increasingly seems archaic and antiquated in an age when Elon Musk is researching how to connect the...
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