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Posts tagged with: learning

As the FDA chief, Dr. Scott Gotlieb recently announced that a fully remote school year is “possible” this year without mitigation tactics, it reminds me that there is a growing schism between public and private school education. Given Gotlieb’s remarks...
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In 2020, something happened which many of us did not believed possible: schools closed. Overnight, students found themselves stuck at home with limited access to learning resources, stunted communication with their teachers, and no knowledge of when the situation would...
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On the first day of A.P. Language and Composition (popularly known as “A.P. Lang”), I’ve taken to asking my classes a few simple questions: 1) Why did you enroll in this class? 2) What is A.P. Lang all about? and...
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As I’ve stated previously in Graduating Anxiety and in previous columns, the role of memory is over-stated even in the best educational programs. Rote memorization is a quaint relic of a bygone era, love it or hate it. I knew...
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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article exploring the long term effects of the time students have lost in school. The effects, according to their findings, are going to be permanent, which should be of little surprise. Missing, for...
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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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I got a call recently from a parent of two kids in Fairfield County basically relaying the message that she was “done” with the distance learning for her 3rd and 5th grader. After about 30 minutes of being on a...
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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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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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The Greenwich Times recently posted an article (listed below here) detailing the challenges and the corresponding attitudes of Greenwich teachers who will respond to those challenges as the school year begins. I just wanted to take a moment to thank...
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