Mar
28
2013
3

Honors Classes: The Need for More Diversity – Part II

In my recent Edutopia post, I posed a problem that is plaguing many schools today: that of racial inequity in our honors classes.  Many of us at the middle school level are wondering what our role is in bridging gaps ...
Jun
27
2008
1

Too Metacognitive to Think Properly

So I saved an educator's life today while talking to her after lunch.  We were walking back from Panera to the afternoon session of the UCI Writer's Project and we were engrossed in a discussion about using metacognitive strategies in ...
Jun
04
2008
1

An Honors Student Does Not a Critical-Thinker Necessarily Make

So my colleague who currently teaches 8th grade Language Arts tripped on a cord, flew to the corner of a table and was momentarily knocked unconscious behind her desk today.  It was during her Honors class.
Apr
19
2008
1

Joanne Jacobs article: “Odd Ducks”

I just read Joanne Jacobs article, "Odd Ducks" that very wisely asked the question: "Is there less room for odd ducks in today's schools?"  I believe that in the world of standardized testing, there cannot be recognition for true quirkiness, because "standardized," ...

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