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This past Monday, elementary school principal and blogger Peter DeWitt wrote about what he felt were the stifling effects of a test-driven curriculum not just on classroom dynamics, but also on students’ ability to think creatively and independently.
“We are at risk, more than ever before, of focusing solely on testing,” DeWitt wrote. It’s hard to get away from that focus when “many educators are in fear of their jobs,” and what low test scores could cost them, DeWitt added. He argued, however, that fear should not thwart teachers’ and principals’ ability to seek out and listen to the opinions of all parties involved in the education process — parents, community members and most importantly students.[…] Continue Reading »
Santos is not an enigma, but he is misunderstood.
Santos sends approximately 125 texts per day. He sneaks his phone into classes in his book bag or jacket and is online just about all day. He posts messages to Facebook during class. He looks up answers to definitions of words online. He checks sports scores, plays games, posts his location so his friends can find him easily and streams music through an application on his phone.[…] Continue Reading »