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10 Ways to Empower Yourself in Trump’s America

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States has left many people upset, confused, angry, and powerless.  A good way to defuse these feelings is by becoming proactive, particularly in those areas where Trump is likely to … Continue reading

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Letter to Seventh Graders on Multiple Intelligences, Bullying, and Standardized Tests

Several years ago, I wrote a book for elementary and middle school students entitled You’re Smarter Than You Think:  A Kid’s Guide to Multiple Intelligences  (published by Free Spirit Publishing).  Since it came out, I have received letters from young … Continue reading

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Education Secretary Arne Duncan Equates Increased Test Scores to ”Innovation”

The New York Times yesterday highlighted a story about a so-called ”change agent” in education; a  school superintendent in Connecticut who is creating waves by increasing student testing, imposing a standardized curriculum, and upholding a more centralized system for teacher … Continue reading

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New Revelations of Cheating Scandal in the DC Public Schools: Did Michelle Rhee Cover It Up?

According to a post yesterday from PBS journalist John Merrow’s blog Learning Matters:  ”Michelle  A. Rhee, America’s most famous school reformer, was fully aware of the  extent of the problem when she glossed over what appeared to be  widespread cheating … Continue reading

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10-Item Test On What Is Most Important in Education

Tests have become the fashion in education these days, with everyone, it seems, being assessed on their ability to increase test scores.  I’ve developed this test (not yet standardized) to help teachers get in touch with their own inner sense … Continue reading

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