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“Ball Don’t Lie”

Ball Don’t Lie by Matt de la Pena    “Real life always comes whipping back around at you like a boomerang. But right now there’s one last game to play. And Stickey’s right here. In the zone. Flowing. Every shot … Continue reading

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Adult Books for Teens: Common Core: “I am Malala”

I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai and Christina Lamb    Don’t miss this one. Malaha Yousafzai is the girl who was shot in the head at point-blank … Continue reading

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Adult Books: “Reign of Error”

Reign of Error by Diane Ravitch It’s one thing to say we are going to better educate American kids, bringing them all to the top of the pack. While any logical person might wonder how 100% of children can be … Continue reading

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COHS teacher discussion: “The Global Achievement Gap”

This is a guest entry by COHS teacher Nathalie Bellitti The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don’t Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need— and What We Can Do About It (2008) by Tony Wagner CHAPTER … Continue reading

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COHS teacher discussion: “The Global Achievement Gap” Chapter 4

The Global Achievement Gap by Tony Wagner, Chapter 4 Reinventing the Education Profession  The Trouble with Educators  Teacher Preparation: Teacher preparation programs are terrible because the required classes are irrelevant to teaching, and students don’t get useful feedback on their … Continue reading

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COHS teacher discussion: “The Global Achievement Gap”

Although this entry deals with significant ways in which education will change—and thus affect students’ lives—it’s written for teachers. Our principal has asked that we teachers read and discuss this book. (He bought 20 copies, and these can be checked … Continue reading

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COHS teacher discussion: “The Global Achievement Gap”

This is a guest entry from Mrs. Fiandaca. Although this entry deals with significant ways in which education will change—and thus affect students’ lives—it’s written for teachers. Our principal has asked that we teachers read and discuss this book. (He … Continue reading

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