Monthly Archives: June 2015

Questioned assumptions #3: Not the economy, stupid!

It was Gerry Bracey who alerted me to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and its job outlook projections (the latest here, and wander around bls.gov for more interesting stats) . Very often, when I read another policy statement bellowing that … Continue reading

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Climate change — what’s being taught?

I am an ecologist, but before I went back to grad school to become one, I was a curriculum writer for one of the first NSF grants about climate change education (the first Global Lab project, in 1988-9). It’s been … Continue reading

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Heroes, myths — and learning communities?

Larry Cuban has recently been reflecting on a study of teachers as portrayed by Hollywood. (Here is the second of two posts — you can follow the trail back to the first one).  As he notes Hollywood over-sells individual teachers … Continue reading

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