Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color
“If young folks see themselves being discriminated against, they’ve been told that a system is fair, and they experience things that are unfair, they will begin to reject this particular system and engage in behaviors that will not be to their betterment,”
As for colleges and universities themselves providing more experiential education, the obstacles appear to be a mix of student demand and employer willingness to pay.
That's a great metric to track #edpolicy
Over the past decade, the district has seen its dropout rate decline from 10% to less than 2%, Socol says.
This is false binary. What sort of career exploration did the student do to know he needed credentials?
This is spot on, right @go2wabash? #thinkcritically
colleges owe students turbulence,
Over-protection leads to the lack of curiosity, independence, and self-determination, too. #learning
I'm more interested in dedicating my time to complicating those narratives than interrogating them.
When we teach from a deficiency framework, we have to find fault. Except that's not teaching. It's humiliating.
when ordinary people get engaged, pay attention, learn about the forces that affect their lives and are able to join up with others, good stuff happens.”
I would love for them to leave my classroom with the firm belief that America is a nation built upon the idea of social mobility.
It took me two weeks to finish this, but even more powerful post-election.
But when people of good will are afraid to air legitimate arguments the illegitimate kind gains power.
The global village that was once the internet was has been replaced by digital islands of isolation
Imagine if we applied this concept to all things #education.
He analyzed the problem like an entrepreneur, by thinking of children as consumers and seeing their time as a scarce resource.
@SNL provides empathy and nuance. (unexpected phrases for $200, please)
It's a hauntingly beautiful reminder of loss and love.
Good reminder for #teachers and #edpolicy overall.
“it takes years to get really good at something, to build your sense of competence.”
If you can't offer radical candor, the second best thing you can do is be an asshole.
This man is awesome.
You've got to, at some point, be adequate.
This is why this election matters. Hats off to the @azcentral.
It essentially outlaws the human condition.
This. All of it. For all who teach and learn.
We don't have to agree, but we can find this beautiful in all the ways that it is.
Thank you @ChristinaLear for suggesting this.
Food and travel help us acknowledge our sameness.
What a great sentence.
But in today’s America, whose proud heritage of rugged individualism has curdled into mushy narcissism, there seems little appetite for bearing the consequences of one’s choices,
The more we isolate ourselves from new people, the more isolated and segregated our society is likely to become.
You are where your attention is.
#EdPolicy should promote practice, not impede it.
As career- and technical-education programs expand and morph into a dizzying array of new fields, many are slowed down by the state’s long and stringent approval process.
We would be wise to think about this in our schools. And adapt.
Children are learning all the time, whether an adult thinks she is teaching them or not,
I think Arthur Miller would be proud of Kaep's stand. It's the flaw that makes it powerful. #thecrucible
We have to do better than worksheets. #futureready
Of all the work sheets I passed out, the ones in high school were the worst. I
Fascinating overall about how grading should encourage learning.
The mark of higher education isn’t the knowledge you accumulate in your head. It’s the skills you gain about how to learn.
We should redefine the term #teacher so it includes learners, support staff, and out of school adults. And more
Emotional self-control is hard to do, even harder to teach.
teachers must teach students how to feel about their own feelings; how not to be swallowed up by moments of failure, anger and sadness,
Instead of raising the entry bar, we can explore #edpolicy ways to raise the roof for #teachers to improve once hired.
Requires reading to be understand the consequences of choices.
When #students have more courage than #leaders, the kids lose. #edpolicy
it is not how divided we are, but rather how deeply and stubbornly obtuse we are about one another's lives.