In the many education feeds that I monitor, curriculum war stories always lack a fundamental reality check.
First, a short explanation. In the United States, curriculum wars are typically painted as a battle between conservatives and liberals over state curriculum and, by extension, textbooks. This is a simplification, but a simplification that serves our media’s [...]
Seth Godin features a post on how to loose an argument. Personal favorites:
Forget the pitfalls of Godwin’s law. Any time you mention Hitler or even Communist China or Bill O’Reilly, you’ve lost. Bring up the slippery slope. Actually, the slope isn’t that slippery. People don’t end up marrying dogs, becoming cannibals or [...]
Dan Myer opines that stock photo + quote = tacky lameness. I suppose from a purely intellectual stance he might have a point.
But sometimes we teachers love tackiness.
Scott Mcleod, technoedu evangalist supreme apostle, puts one up every week. Monday’s feature:
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