Earlier this month, the Education Trust published a new report, Meandering Toward Graduation: Transcript Outcomes of High School Graduates (available at https://edtrust.org/resource/meandering-toward-graduation/ or below). Wow, I love that descriptive verb meandering! But it certainly causes me to pause and seriously consider the implications of meandering in the lives and futures of our students. What interested…
This year’s Mathematics Summit was held as a two-day preconference event at the NADE Annual Conference in Anaheim in March. Once again the Summit brought together those in the “front lines” of developmental mathematics education and first credit math courses to discuss different approaches for implementing, adjusting, or redesigning mathematics courses with the methods…
Jane L. David examines the research around drastic methods of school reform such as firing principals and teachers or closing failing schools. Ultimately, she recommends multiple coordinated strategies tailored to the school’s particular circumstances and constant review and revision.
Author: Jane L. David
John Larmer and John R. Mergendoller advocate student-driven projects. To facilitate such projects, the authors propose that every teacher make sure he or she includes the seven essential elements of project-based learning in every long-term assignment. These elements are: A need to know A driving question Student voice and choice 21st century skills Inquiry and…
Linda Darling-Hammond explores Finland’s successful educational reforms and the lessons from it that can be applied in the United States.
Author: Linda Darling-Hammond
Teacher Dana H. Maloney discusses how she has incorporated student-based projects in her classroom and the results.
Author: Dana H. Maloney
Education research and development non-profit Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning suggest taking these steps to improve the chances of life success for all children:
- Guarantee challenging, engaging, and intentional instruction
- Ensure curricular pathways to success
- Provide whole-child student supports
- Create high-performance school cultures
- Develop data-driven, high-reliability district systems
Author: B. Goodwin
The authors discuss research on essential elements of good leadership, successful leadership development programs, program structures that provide the best learning environments, and policies that sustain good programs.
Author: Stephen Davis, Linda Darling-Hammond, Michelle LaPointe, and Debra Meyerson
Bart Simpson is sent to a remedial class after it is discovered that he never learned cursive. Questions * Why did Bart make an inappropriate noise with his arm when he couldn’t perform the task he was asked? * Who benefited by Bart going into the “Leg Up” program? * Do you see students in…