The Educator's Notebook

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

Tag: history of education


    • Larry Cuban
    • 12/15/23
    “These staple instructional practices, while criticized–often severely by generations of pedagogical reformers–are, in 2023, alive and well in charter schools, regular elementary and secondary public schools, and higher education. And they even persist amid a revolution in teachers and students using high-tech devices in and out of the classroom. Are these ways of teaching simply instances of […]



    • Twitter
    • 11/16/18
    “Personalized learning is not new. Know your history. It predates Silicon Valley and it pre-dates educational computing and it most certainly pre-dates Khan Academy… Educational psychologists have been building machines to do this — supposedly to function like a tutor — for almost 100 years.”



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Peter Nilsson


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