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School reform and the “pedagogy of poverty”

Alfie Kohn’s recent article in Education Week, “Poor Teaching for Poor Children” (a longer version is available on his site) is getting a lot of attention among parent groups here in Oakland.  He makes a passionate case against the double … Continue reading

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The Turnaround Teacher

In all the talk of turnaround schools, the qualities of the teaching that such schools require, sometimes called turnaround teachers, gets short shrift.  It’s the classroom as black box again, the black box that Wiliam and Black cracked open so … Continue reading

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Learning Partnerships versus Personalization

Personalization is an important concept that has been around for a while and that we have worked with partner schools on over years of small school coaching. The Small Schools Project defines it as ‘a learning environment where all students … Continue reading

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