1) Main site is Improve-Education.org. Articles there are scholarly in a lively way, and intended to last for years. This blog is for short newsy bits. 2) This site is pro-education, pro-teacher, and anti-Education Establishment.
Hot news in Edville: Practice makes perfect. Content is king.
The Week magazine reported on two new books side-by-side: 1) THE TALENT CODE by Daniel Coyle concludes that great talent springs from lots of practice; 2) WHY DON’T STUDENTS LIKE SCHOOL? by Daniel Willingham concludes that content is more important than “learning strategies.”...In education circles these statements of the obvious are shocking news. That’s because our elite educators like to build houses of dust on airy axioms that long experience knows to be untrue....Educators postulate that talented people are born that way, so students should NEVER practice anything or master anything. Just play....Meanwhile, in our ed schools, future teachers are told not to bother learning content. Instead, they must learn strategies, i.e., little gimmicks by which they will educate the next generation. Not! Imagine, strategies to teach, but they don't know anything to teach. Only in Edville.
Fun on YouTube...I have 50+ graphic videos on YouTube. Educational and entertaining, often. Many deal with reading and educational strategies. Many have good music and need some volume. (Channel is: YouTube.com/BruceDeitrickPrice)
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Bruce Deitrick Price
- Remain a novelist, artist, poet, and art director. But main activity is writing about education reform.. The schools, now bad due to ideology and laziness, could be easily improved. That claim is clearly explained in new book "Saving K-12--What happened to our public schools. How do we fix them?"I invite everyone to join my crusade or start your own. The worst thing is letting the Education Establishment continue its reign of incompetence.Visit Improve-Education.org. (Or Google Bruce Deitrick Price and any education topic; you'll find some interesting articles. I have 400 ed articles, videos, and book reviews on web. Please use them in your own battles.)
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