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    The child has a hundred languages… but they steal ninety-nine.

    My son attends a wonderful, progressive PK-8 school. The school is deeply committed to a Reggio Emilia approach to learning. Among the many ways that orientation manifests is through an umbrella project which is “a series of provocations based on an idea that is meant to spark creative thinking and connect students across classrooms and age-levels.” […]

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    What would you want to know about educational research?

    I have an opportunity to teach a course that I’ve never taught before, but that I’ve coveted teaching for awhile. The course is called “Research Methods in Education,” and the university bulletin describes it as: Designed to provide an introductory understanding of educational research and evaluation studies. Emphasizes fundamental concepts, procedures and processes appropriate for […]

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    To what effect?

    This is the question I asked this morning on Twitter. Before I unpack that, though, let me first offer kudos to the many, many educators with whom I interact on Twitter and other forms of social media who have spent many, many hours this summer engaged in both formal and informal professional learning activities. Many […]

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    Becker’s Theory of Schooling and Parenting

    Once upon a time, when I was a graduate student at Boston College, I studied under a professor named Dr. Michael Schiro.  He had published a book called Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns.  In that book, he spells out four “conflicting” theories of curriculum. I won’t detail them here other than to say […]

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    The Politics of Education: Blogging, Tagging, Etc.

    I’m teaching a course called The Politics of Education to an awesome group of our doctoral students this semester. The wiki/syllabus (a living, breathing document) is located HERE. You can participate and help my students’ (and my own) learning in a couple of ways. First, tagging…anything that you think might be related to what the […]

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