Here’s how Idaho can develop academically strong ELA and Mathematics Standards when it revises its current standards* — Nonpartisan Education Blog

By Sandra Stotsky, Professor Emerita, University of Arkansas Idaho can develop effective non-Common Core standards for mathematics and English/reading if its Legislature requires the development of K-12 standards in mathematics and in English/reading with the following features and guiding policies: In mathematics: Standards for all basic arithmetical operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, short and long division)…

Here’s how Idaho can develop academically strong ELA and Mathematics Standards when it revises its current standards* — Nonpartisan Education Blog

Whaaat??? Susie Kim Brings Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ to Life

Difficult reading about difficult lives… Just wanted to take a minute to share some fantastic video of Susie Kim’s 7th grade Social Studies class at Achievement First’s East New York Middle School. It’s a great example of a lot of good teaching things, not least strong Ratio and Checking for Understanding Susie and her students…

Whaaat??? Susie Kim Brings Sinclair’s ‘The Jungle’ to Life — Teach Like a Champion

VLOG: Bite size research – Learning Strategy Intervention — Learning Scientists Blog

We’re trying something different this week and trying out a vlog format. Let us know in the comments or on social media what you think!This week’s vlog is about a recently published study where researchers used an intervention with university students to promote the use of effective learning strategies.References(1) Biwer, F., oude Egbrink, M. G.,…

VLOG: Bite size research – Learning Strategy Intervention — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

‘We were already full’: universities face nightmare of exams chaos and Covid-19

Social distancing plans thrown into turmoil as 15,000 extra applicants get grades for first-choice place Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageTens of thousands of frantic school-leavers are still waiting to hear if they will be accepted at the university of their choice after receiving better A-level grades this week. But vice-chancellors are warning…

‘We were already full’: universities face nightmare of exams chaos and Covid-19 — Universities | The Guardian

Universities are the perfect hub and spoke network for viral spread

Here’s an idea. Let’s take hundreds of thousands of young people, get them to travel to another city in the country, preferably far from their home town, put them in closed rooms together for hours on end with older people, let them mix, go to bars and party. Throw in a healthy dose of foreigner…

Universities are the perfect hub and spoke network for viral spread — Donald Clark Plan B

Ask A Researcher #10 – Dr. Pooja Agarwal

There is a gap between those researching practices in education and those implementing that research (teachers). This gap doesn’t really serve anyone and only adds to the disconnect between researchers and classroom teachers. Both ‘sides’ would greatly benefit from listening to the other. A teacher is a veritable treasure trove of expertise. Why would those…

Ask A Researcher #10 – Dr. Pooja Agarwal — The Effortful Educator

Honesty is the Best Policy

“The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool.” -Dr. Richard Feynman – California Institute of Technology 1974 Commencement Address A tragedy in one act: Teacher: Ok students, please answer these questions and then we’ll go over all of the answers. (10ish minutes elapse. Students work to…

Honesty is the Best Policy — The Effortful Educator

Holistic Design vs. Atomistic Design: Building on #LTSF20 Participant Comments

Mirjam Neelen & Paul A. Kirschner On Thursday 16 July, Mirjam presented at a webinar on evidence-informed building blocks for learning design for the Learning Technologies Summer Forum. In a busy online room with around 200 people, responding to all questions unfortunately wasn’t possible. In this blog, we’re taking the opportunity to take some comments […]

Holistic Design vs. Atomistic Design: Building on #LTSF20 Participant Comments — 3-Star learning experiences