The Teach Kids Attitude 1st Blog is my mini-journal about the field of education and schooling.
Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos claims she wants innovation, but she doesn't know how to get it.
A strong case for situationism was laid out in this collection of articles.
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Are privileges a real problem for society, or just a code for putting down people who take personal responsibility for their own lives?
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.
This intrinsic motivation research suggests that two alternative school settings do a better job of maintaining motivation in their students than traditional schools.
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.”
The Reading First program of NCLB was a Franken-School Monster. We can do better.
The history of education has to go back further than the industrial revolution to tell the whole story of school.
Leadership in education today is about heroism, but hero's have to play the right game or they lose. Learn what game is afoot.
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.)
Beware of educational reform proposals co-written by Hollywood directors and comedy writers.
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.
A proper definition of education is NOT the delivery of information, it is cognitive mapping of reliable access to optimal states of mind.
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.
The school accreditation business is challenging, but there is no holistic accreditation, until now.
Positive attitude is more than thinking good thoughts, it's the ability to access a beneficial state of mind regardless of your situation.
Learning is automatic, unconscious and impossibe to avoid. A learning theory based on learning, not just teaching.
This is a free home school curriculum approach that teaches the 3R's of Respect, Responsibility, and Resourcefulness.