Will Congress Act to Reform Philanthropy?

While this may surprise those who follow philanthropy’s every move, Congress only rarely passes laws that directly regulate philanthropy. The last truly foundational law regarding philanthropy was passed in 1969. That was the law that mandated a five-percent minimum payout from private foundations, among other provisions (such as prohibitions against self-dealing). Of course, a lot…

Will Congress Act to Reform Philanthropy? — Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

SAT not perfect but still needed —

When the University of California dropped both the SAT and ACT from its admissions process, it said it was going to consider the Smarter and Balanced test, which was better aligned with state educational goals.  But even that test was rejected because it was politically unacceptable (“College Testing Bait-and-Switch,” The Wall Street Journal, Nov. 23). […]

SAT not perfect but still needed —

Support in a Difficult Time: Helping Create Space for Attention-Building “Deep Work”

The Gift of Focus We are continuing do our best to support teachers and leaders during what is an immensely challenging time for educators. Previously we offered free curriculum units for English teachers and free access to online training modules. You can find all of the resources on our Lifeboat Series page. Today we’re offering…

Support in a Difficult Time: Helping Create Space for Attention-Building “Deep Work” — Teach Like a Champion

A meta-analysis on the timing and content of effective feedback through text

An often overlooked benefit of Google Scholar is that the tool often shares interesting studies based on your own work and interests This is how I discovered this meta-analysis. The results summarized: Feedback supports learning from text. Feedback is particularly effective if provided directly after reading. If provided after reading, elaborate and correct-answer-feedback are most […]

A meta-analysis on the timing and content of effective feedback through text — From experience to meaning…

Feedback on Feedback — From experience to meaning…

Originally posted on 3-Star learning experiences: All teachers give feedback to their students in many colours, shapes, and forms. Sometimes it’s oral, sometimes written, sometimes to the whole class, sometimes just to a specific student, sometimes it’s very short and powerful, sometimes very extensive and nuanced. We provide feedback because we believe it’s important for…

Feedback on Feedback — From experience to meaning…

The Lust for Academic Fame

This post is an essay of mine that was just published in a book — Production, Presentation, and Acceleration of Educational Research: Could Less Be More? — edited by Paul Smeyers and Marc Depaepe. An earlier version appeared in Aeon in 2018.  Here’s a PDF of the chapter. Here’s the setup for the argument: The […]

The Lust for Academic Fame — David Labaree on Schooling, History, and Writing

Digest #157: Exam Preparation Tips

By Carolina Kuepper-TetzelOur entire website is dedicated to improving study skills in students and supporting their learning. In today’s digest, we would like to present five resources for exam preparation. Exams are coming up in most educational settings and they come in a variety of formats: Multiple-choice questions, essay questions, closed-book format, open-books format, and…

Digest #157: Exam Preparation Tips — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

Chinese clampdown on tutoring, social media and games

Some years back Gil, our sons and I travelled in a huge loop around China but especially loved Shaolin, the Temple where they combine Buddhism with martial arts. Almost all modern martial arts originated there. Callum, all these years later, is just about to go to the European Championships in the ITF TaeKwon Do England…

Chinese clampdown on tutoring, social media and games — Donald Clark Plan B

Reverse Engineering the Multiple-Choice Question

Because I teach a class (AP Psychology) that relies heavily on my students’ ability to strategically read and understand multiple-choice questions, I find myself frequently pondering different ways to have my students interact with those questions. I have written quite extensively in the past on the topic: a smorgasbord of articles on multiple choice questions.…

Reverse Engineering the Multiple-Choice Question — The Effortful Educator