The Educator's Notebook

A weekly collection of education-related news from around the web.

Educator’s Notebook #254 (September 23, 2018)

    • Forbes
    • 09/20/18

    “After almost two decades of its use, we've raised an entire generation of students around the notion of test-based accountability, and yet the fruits of that seem…. well, elusive. Where are the waves of students now arriving on college campuses super-prepared?”

    • EdSurge
    • 09/18/18

    “An English teacher has the writing component to teach and also literature, and the ratio is kind of up to the teacher. This teacher, to a phenomenal extent, put emphasis on writing. Of course we read things, but I was in her class for three years, and we were assigned most weeks three pieces of writing. Each piece of writing had to be accompanied by a structural outline of some sort. It could be Roman numeral i, ii, iii, it could be doodles, but it had to show that you were thinking about how you were going to put your piece together before you wrote it.”













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Peter Nilsson


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