10 Most Independent Presidential Quotes of All Time — IVN.us

10 Most Independent Presidential Quotes of All Time 242 years, 45 presidents, yet only two dominant political parties. In the unending competition for political power, the idea of Democrat versus Republican polarizes citizens and erases meaningful discourse about our nation’s issues. 482 more words

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Is the Two-Party System Threatening Our Nation’s Future? — IVN.us

Is the Two-Party System Threatening Our Nation’s Future? Abraham Lincoln once famously said, “a house divided against itself cannot stand.” In October of last year, Pew Research released a study revealing what many of us already know: the partisan divide has grown dramatically. Even more disconcerting is that even though people have been leaving the…

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Weekly Digest #120: Prepping for School to Start — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

We’re headed back into school again, and that means prep prep prep! We’ve put together digests on this topic before, but you can never have too many resources to help you prep for the start of a school year. In this digest, we have resources to help you plan for the start of the fall…

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Geography a force for broadening the mind, says Michael Palin — Education | The Guardian

Comedian and broadcaster praises rise in geography entries at GCSE and A-levelThe comedian and television presenter Michael Palin has praised the study of geography as a force for broadening the mind as fresh figures show a spike in take-up for the subject at schools in England.The man behind travel shows including Around the World in…

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The Negative Testing Effect — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Cindy NebelOne way to quickly spot educational fads is when the seller argues that something will “always work” and that’s it’s “super easy” to implement. As educators know all too well, human minds are complex and there is no approach that will “always work”. Instead, we provide flexible guiding principles and do not promote…

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Do You Know What Data Is Being Collected On Your Student? — Truth in American Education

Photo credit: Nick Youngson (CC BY-SA 3.0)Toward the end of the school year in May, a sophomore at Sharpsburg, Georgia’s Northgate High School (in the Coweta County School System) texted her mother to find out her blood type. She said she needed the information for an assignment in her American literature class. Wondering how students’ blood types…

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Ratios, Subtraction and Standing up for Yourself — traditional math

When I was student teaching, I had to be observed four times by someone from the ed school in charge of me. He and my supervising teacher would confer with me afterwards and tell me what things ‘worked’ and what things ‘needed improvement’. He was a very nice man, a former math teacher, now retired […]

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7/26/18 – Amplifying the Awesome Power of Debate – IBM’s Project Debater and Procon.org — ProCon.org

http://www.procon.org – French essayist, Joseph Joubert, wrote in 1896: “It is better to debate a question without settling it than to settle a question without debating it.”

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Trump Set to Give Career-Technical Education a Major Boost — Chalk and Talk

by Christopher Paslay President Trump prepares to sign a bipartisan overhaul of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, strengthening funding and support for CTE programs across the country. Although the Philadelphia School District recently cut admission standards at its four CTE schools—sparking a “quality vs. equity” debate—there is some good news on […]

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Spaced Retrieval Practice for Student Pharmacists — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Yana WeinsteinEarlier this week, Dr. Kate Snyder wrote about how she used strategies for effective learning from cognitive psychology for her horse-riding (if you haven’t read that, go down it right now). I can’t top that, but I did find an interesting article applying the technique of spaced retrieval practice to student pharmacists.You probably know…

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