Jacob Pactor

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Jacob Pactor

110 days ago

“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,”

Why the Myth of Meritocracy Hurts Kids of Color

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Jacob Pactor

153 days ago

A Presumption of Guilt

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Jacob Pactor

163 days ago

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.

Trump Will Push Apprenticeships, Using Accreditation and Student Aid

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Jacob Pactor

168 days ago

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.

Rural districts band together to promote innovation across schools

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Jacob Pactor

168 days ago

This is false binary. What sort of career exploration did the student do to know he needed credentials?

Is the college degree outdated?

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Jacob Pactor

180 days ago

Alone on the Open Road: Truckers Feel Like ‘Throwaway People’

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Jacob Pactor

208 days ago

This is spot on, right @go2wabash? #thinkcritically

colleges owe students turbulence,

The Dangerous Safety of College

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Jacob Pactor

208 days ago

Over-protection leads to the lack of curiosity, independence, and self-determination, too. #learning

The Wrong Way to Keep Kids Safe From Predators

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Jacob Pactor

261 days ago

Travel Abroad, in Your Own Country

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Jacob Pactor

357 days ago

I'm more interested in dedicating my time to complicating those narratives than interrogating them.

Curator Kimberly Drew on Black Art, Social Media, and Taking Selfies in Museums

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Jacob Pactor

357 days ago

When we teach from a deficiency framework, we have to find fault. Except that's not teaching. It's humiliating.

Academia, Love Me Back

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Jacob Pactor

357 days ago

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.”

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

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Jacob Pactor

357 days ago

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.

How 'Hamilton' Encapsulates My Goals as a Teacher

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Jacob Pactor

363 days ago

It took me two weeks to finish this, but even more powerful post-election.

Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt

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Jacob Pactor

364 days ago

But when people of good will are afraid to air legitimate arguments the illegitimate kind gains power.

Hillary Clinton and the Populist Revolt

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Jacob Pactor

365 days ago

Tim Robbins’s Prison Improv Classes Make Inmates Less Likely to Re-Offend

nymag.com

Jacob Pactor

367 days ago

The global village that was once the internet was has been replaced by digital islands of isolation

Your Filter Bubble is Destroying Democracy

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Jacob Pactor

395 days ago

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.

The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

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Jacob Pactor

395 days ago

@SNL provides empathy and nuance. (unexpected phrases for $200, please)

The Most Astute Analysis of American Politics in 2016? SNL’s “Black Jeopardy!” Sketch.

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Jacob Pactor

397 days ago

It's a hauntingly beautiful reminder of loss and love.

Children Don’t Always Live

nytimes.com

Jacob Pactor

398 days ago

Good reminder for #teachers and #edpolicy overall.

“it takes years to get really good at something, to build your sense of competence.”

The Disproportionate Stress Plaguing American Teachers

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Jacob Pactor

399 days ago

If you can't offer radical candor, the second best thing you can do is be an asshole.

Radical Candor — The Surprising Secret to Being a Good Boss

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Jacob Pactor

400 days ago

How the education gap is tearing politics apart

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Jacob Pactor

400 days ago

This man is awesome.

You've got to, at some point, be adequate.

Administering the SAT for 53 Years

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Jacob Pactor

401 days ago

I trolled my IRS scammers for weeks. I learned something really dark.

vox.com

Jacob Pactor

404 days ago

This is why this election matters. Hats off to the @azcentral.

How do we respond to threats after our endorsement? This is how

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Jacob Pactor

404 days ago

It essentially outlaws the human condition.

How America Outlawed Adolescence

theatlantic.com

Jacob Pactor

406 days ago

This. All of it. For all who teach and learn.

Why I left a profession that I love

teachingquality.org

Jacob Pactor

406 days ago

We don't have to agree, but we can find this beautiful in all the ways that it is.

If I Die Before You Wake…

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Jacob Pactor

406 days ago

Dear Donald Trump: I played in the NFL. Here’s what we really talk about in the locker room.

vox.com

Jacob Pactor

416 days ago

Thank you @ChristinaLear for suggesting this.

Minds turned to ash

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Jacob Pactor

416 days ago

Food and travel help us acknowledge our sameness.

What Obama Has Meant for Food

newyorker.com

Jacob Pactor

416 days ago

Teaching Teenagers to Cope With Social Stress

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Jacob Pactor

421 days ago

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 Death of Genuine Dissent

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Jacob Pactor

425 days ago

The more we isolate ourselves from new people, the more isolated and segregated our society is likely to become.

Am I Introverted, or Just Rude?

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Jacob Pactor

428 days ago

You are where your attention is.

I Used to Be a Human Being

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Jacob Pactor

433 days ago

#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.

Why New Vocational Education Isn't Reaching Classrooms

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Jacob Pactor

434 days ago

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,

Memo to Parents: Back Off, and Children Learn More

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Jacob Pactor

434 days ago

Colin Kaepernick's True Sin

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Jacob Pactor

437 days ago

I think Arthur Miller would be proud of Kaep's stand. It's the flaw that makes it powerful. #thecrucible

Kaepernick is asking for justice, not peace

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Jacob Pactor

437 days ago

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

Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher.

nytimes.com

Jacob Pactor

437 days ago

The Hidden Scars All Refugees Carry

nytimes.com

Jacob Pactor

439 days ago

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.

Why We Should Stop Grading Students on a Curve

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Jacob Pactor

449 days ago

We should redefine the term #teacher so it includes learners, support staff, and out of school adults. And more

Disrupting the One-Teacher Standard

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Jacob Pactor

453 days ago

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,

The Building Blocks of Learning

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Jacob Pactor

457 days ago

Instead of raising the entry bar, we can explore #edpolicy ways to raise the roof for #teachers to improve once hired.

What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar” for Entry Into the Teaching Profession?

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Jacob Pactor

460 days ago

Requires reading to be understand the consequences of choices.

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

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Jacob Pactor

461 days ago

When #students have more courage than #leaders, the kids lose. #edpolicy

Across the Border and Into School

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Jacob Pactor

461 days ago

it is not how divided we are, but rather how deeply and stubbornly obtuse we are about one another's lives.

J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy is required reading for education reformers

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Jacob Pactor

461 days ago

"Our kids perform poorly in school. We might get angry with them, but we never give them the tools—like peace and quiet at home—to succeed."

J.D. Vance's Hillbilly Elegy is required reading for education reformers

edexcellence.net

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