We never thought that we would be the type of parents to consider private school. And yet.
Your Ordinary World Education links ft stories on active shooter drills, does homeworks work, hand notetaking, speech, big science, grade inflation & more
Goodbye hippy parenting, hello guided reading levels
Ordinary World: Education from Ordinary Times and Scott J. Davies with links to stories about higher ed, charter schools, community college, elite schools, quality of education and more for you to read, share, & discuss.
Online learning is going to be an ever-growing aspect of education in the future, particularly at the tertiary level. It is imperative that online courses become more effectively designed and accessible in order to maximise the benefits for students.
We have arrived at a paradoxical position: our democratic institutions require our participation for their continued legitimacy and health, but a sudden surge of political engagement is currently driving their instability and stress-testing them to breaking point.
The level of student debt accrued by students has skyrocketed in recent years. At the same time, the benefits of obtaining a bachelor’s degree and the ensuing debt that goes along with it has been diminishing. The current model of higher education, it would appear, is ripe for disruption.
Enter Lambda School
It’s easy to see the vestiges of Falwell, Sr.’s “I Love America” rallies in President Trump’s MAGA spectacles. Falwell the younger has evolved from organizing conservative Christians to mastering how to monetize them. With Donald Trump and the future of America as the new pitch, they have been politically weaponized.
How Berkeley – and Crisco – informed me that I was done with the technology industry.
Ordinary World: Education with stories and links on learning, education, teaching, tutoring, and much more from Scott Davies and Ordinary Times.
“So you’re saying this won’t be on the test?”
It is a given that at some point during almost any discussion about school reform, a reference to Finland’s education system will arise. However, a closer look at Finland’s education system and reforms raises questions about the popular narrative of its education system.
Coursera is a great way to learn, but unreliable as a credential for someone’s learning.
Your Ordinary World for 19 Nov 2018 with Education links from Scott J. Davies covering everything from education, learning, school choice, social and emotional learning, higher ed enrollment, and more. Read, share, and discuss.
Your Ordiniary World for Tuesday, 13 Nov 2018, and Scott J. Davies brings us education themed links about, teaching, learning, studetns, and more.
Student loan debt has surpassed auto loans and credit cards to become the second largest type of consumer debt in the country, behind home mortgages. Some predict that the effects of the student loan bubble popping will have similar effects as the housing market collapse of 2008.
Vikram offers free advice to a corporation that knowingly laundered money for terrorists on how they can better diversify their workforce
Removing the requirement of teaching degree seems like a lowering of standards. Is the conversation a bit more complicated than that?
On reachable carrots.
Pity the fools.
Charter schools can play a valuable role in education reform.
With all of the attention that we devote to girls and STEM, what about boys and reading?
You can’t live up to standards that you can’t reach.
Following similar scenes in West Virginia and Oklahoma, Raleigh has been filled with thousands of North Carolina teachers marching for higher pay and school funding at the state capitol.
One of these things is not like the other.
Okay, actually, almost none of these things are like the others.
19 years after Columbine, not much has changed. As kids across the country leave class to protest school violence in National Walkout Day, let us reflect on how we got here.
An expression of values. But whose?
Almost immediately, a fresh front was opened in the perpetual war between free speech and outrage.
Of course kids who skip class to protest should be punished.
Chinese, SAT, safety, and more.
The worst theatrical experience I’ve ever had
How necessary is to go to college in order to make a good living? Are we getting what we are paying for? Who doesn’t need to go to college in order to make a good living, indeed, even to get rich? Those are the issues I explore here while reflecting on Bryan Caplan’s new book that argues for austerity in education and how a friend of mine is doing quite well in business without a college degree.
I have been thinking about the point of lower education.
A look at the media coverage of the West Virginia strike.
Kids these days no longer use lockers, apparently.
A language is more than a listing of its words.