Tag Archives: progressive education

Wendy Kopp, TFA, and life in a bubble.

Yesterday the Huffington Post ran an op/ed piece by Wendy Kopp, the founder of TFA. The title was In Defense of Optimism.  I read it, tweeted it, and moved on, but it has been rattling in my head for 24 … Continue reading

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Blog throwdown! “Grading” and other offensive words. Bonus tuba solo.

Okay Z, it’s on! The post I was referring to, The Evolution of Grading, was, in fact, mostly about responding to student work. Readers who click the link will find that you have edited the language in the first line. … Continue reading

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Alfie Kohn’s new book (video)

Alfie Kohn’s new book is called Feel Bad Education. This interview discusses some of the ideas in the book. “In a progressive school the kids are typically wrestling with real ideas.” at 1:45. Love that thought. That’s what we are … Continue reading

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