Teach Kids Attitude 1st Blog

The Teach Kids Attitude 1st Blog is my mini-journal about the field of education and schooling.

Jan 18, 2017

Betsy DeVos and the Irony of Her “Innovation” Agenda

Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos claims she wants innovation, but she doesn't know how to get it.

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Dec 10, 2016

The Case for Situationism

A strong case for situationism was laid out in this collection of articles.

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Dec 01, 2016

Defense Against The Dark Arts: Hidden Curriculum Psychology 7-Day-E-Course

About the Defense Against The Dark Arts: Hidden Curriculum Psychology 7-Day-E-Course

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Dec 01, 2016

E-Courses from Schools Of Conscience

Take courses by e-mail to learn more about education, leadership, psychology, and much more.

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Aug 28, 2016

Misiterpreting Privileges and Marshmallows

Are privileges a real problem for society, or just a code for putting down people who take personal responsibility for their own lives?

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May 25, 2016

A Policy Framework for Nurturing in Education

A policy framework for nurturing in education was presented as a poster entitled "Nurturing is the Foundation" Policy Framework at the 6th International Self-Determination Thoery Conference in 2016.

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May 11, 2016

Intrinsic Motivation Research by Don Berg, Reed College

This intrinsic motivation research suggests that two alternative school settings do a better job of maintaining motivation in their students than traditional schools.

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Feb 19, 2016

Longview’s EduTalk TV Show Tackles the Common Core

Longview’s EduTalk TV Show Tackles the Common Coreby Mark Jacobs

Longview School is a pre-K to 12th grade state-recognized, independent, democratic, non-profit school founded in 2001. Longview is located in the village of Brewster in scenic Putnam County, New York.

Longview School teachers have initiated a project to help educate the public about issues related to schools and parenting. School director, Mark Jacobs, and two of the school’s teachers, Trevor Remen and Carolin Trott, are hosting a public access television show called EduTalk. The program is a collaborative effort of staff, students, parents and friends of the Longview community. The show’s cameraperson is Sunny, a senior at Longview who is interested in film and camerawork. The editor, video and sound person is Eric Vitner, parent of Rowan, another Longview student. The studio technical director is Longview friend, Kevin Stamey.

This show will air on Thursday, February 25 on the Peekskill regional public access television station, but is also be available online through the EduTalk YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsjlXvRKaOhsO0gSJhGbqsg

and the EduTalk Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EduTalkTV/.

On the program, the hosts critically analyze thought-provoking aspects of education and parenting. The format is a panel discussion which at times will include outside experts. The first topic is the controversial Common Core. The hosts debunk myths about the Common Core and evaluate its strengths and weaknesses.

The ending segment of the show, called “In the Spotlight,” profiles a specific program, school, or approach to education in each episode. The premiere segment focuses on North Star Self-Directed Learning for Teens (www.northstarteens.org), a program which encourages students to drop out of high school and to drop into their lives by enrolling in this teen education center. The hosts of EduTalk visited the program and air footage from their visit, in addition to discussing the pros and cons of the program.

Mark Jacobs, co-host and EduTalk producer said: “In an age when we have more choices and freedoms than at any other time in history, it is disappointing how few educational options seem to be available to parents. This show is dedicated to exploring more options as well as providing much-needed critical evaluation of each.”

Feb 14, 2016

Reading First Failed: How NOT to Invest $6B in Schools

The Reading First program of NCLB was a Franken-School Monster. We can do better.

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Dec 24, 2015

History of Education And The Story of School

The history of education has to go back further than the industrial revolution to tell the whole story of school.

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Dec 21, 2015

Leadership in Education: How to Play the Hero's Game

Leadership in education today is about heroism, but hero's have to play the right game or they lose. Learn what game is afoot.

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Dec 19, 2015

Educational Management Can Prevent Fauxcheivement and Motivational Deficiencies

Educational management can address the major problems in schools today: drop-outs, lack of achievement, and fauxcheivement (going through the motions of achievement, without mastering the material.)

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Nov 08, 2015

Educational Reform: From Simple Content Delivery to Growing Mental Maps

Beware of educational reform proposals co-written by Hollywood directors and comedy writers.

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Sep 04, 2015

A Nurturing Educational Policy Will Solve Every Parent's Dilemma

An educational policy to ensure schools become nurturing places is presented in the book Every Parent's Dilemma: Why Do We Ignore Schools That Nurture Children? by Don Berg.

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Aug 23, 2015

Definition of Education

A proper definition of education is NOT the delivery of information, it is cognitive mapping of reliable access to optimal states of mind.

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Aug 23, 2015

Towards a General Definition of Attitude: Minds Are More Than You Think

Your mind is more than you think. Consider a definition of attitude in which your mind extends beyond your body in things around you and the behavior of other people.

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Aug 15, 2015

Why School Accreditation?

The school accreditation business is challenging, but there is no holistic accreditation, until now.

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Aug 01, 2015

Positive Attitude in Reality

Positive attitude is more than thinking good thoughts, it's the ability to access a beneficial state of mind regardless of your situation.

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Jul 31, 2015

Attitutor Learning Theory

Learning is automatic, unconscious and impossibe to avoid. A learning theory based on learning, not just teaching.

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Jul 31, 2015

Home School Curriculum: Start Anywhere, Learn Everything

This is a free home school curriculum approach that teaches the 3R's of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.

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