Monthly Archives: July 2011

On-Line Classes

The notion of online classes brings up a point I’ve been wanting to discuss again. I think online classes are a travesty (see earlier post) and a very poor replacement for in-person classes. Having taught two classes on line, I … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Adopting Curriculum from Other Countries

The trouble with adopting a curriculum from another country (or even from any different setting in this country or state, etc.) is that the contexts of what is relevant, meaningful, etc. change. However, it all depends on what assumptions we’re … Continue reading

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The Common Core Standards – Keeping Our Kids Dumb

It may be a knee-jerk reaction on my part, but I’m suspicious of political efforts in education. Fundamentally, I don’t think the real intent and motivation is to help children. The quote from the Standards web site brings up a … Continue reading

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