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.
Because adoption and doctoral education as practiced in the United States are hallmarks of multicultural policy
Ignorance is not only ignorance, and we need to understand why others make the mistakes they do.
Against the recommendations of positive psychology
Practice makes perfect.
What makes practice?
The political right and left believe they are not welcomed at our universities. That doesn’t mean we need to treat all demands on higher education seriously.
A review of a must-read book about tenure and the humanities.
Are colleges teaching critical thinking?
The move towards violent street fighting is a dangerous trend which should not be accommodated by polite political society.
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