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Shifting the focus

Starr Sackstein said: How can we shift the focus away from how much a student does to how much they can apply to new tasks? … What can they do now that they couldn’t do before? How do they know? via Image credit: Enfocando / Focussing, Magec

“a spree of perceptions and words that expands memory boundlessly”

Let us pause a while at this juncture. If the abject is already a wellspring of sign for a non-object, on the edges of primal repression, one can understand its skirting the somatic symptom on the one hand and sublimation on the other. The symptom: a language that gives up, a structure within the body, […]

1984 Redux--UFT Unity Caucus

My nephew found out I had never read 1984, and gave it to me for my birthday. I started to read it just this week. I had it with me at Wednesday night's UFT Delegate Assembly, and finished it the next morning. I am simply gobstruck by the parallels in our union leadership and Orwell's dystopian vision. Show More Summary

AUGUST 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES Textbook Deathwatch The question it seems is no longer “if?” but “when?” Read why some sort of digital curricula is the next inevitable step for any school looking to do right by its students. By Judy Salpeter Eight Ways

MARCH 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURESThe “Blended” Classroom Revolution Virtual Technology Goes to SchoolWhile virtual schools, which currently serve only a tiny fraction ofthe nation’s 48 million K12 students, get all the buzz, a muchbigger, largely untold story of online learning is unfolding inAmerica’s brick

July 2009 Table of Contents

FEATURES FOLLOW THE MONEY PART 3 Read the last in a three part series on what the stimulus package means for education technology in America’s classrooms. Go online to for the full series. Smart Money By Ellen Ullman From

SLA Survey on Strategies for Demonstrating Your Contributions

The international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) is conducting a survey on strategies people use to demonstrate how they contribute to the success of their organization: "We are seeking real-world...Show More Summary

International Inter-Library Loan Survey

The International Interlibrary Loan Committee of the Reference and User Association (RUSA), a division of the American Library Association, is conducting a survey about international inter-library loan activities. It was developed for...Show More Summary

TN's Deal with the Devil, Part 2

See Part 1 here. In 2010 Tennessee got a check from Race to the Top for $501 million. TN quickly moved to do everything their successful grant application had promised: adopt Common Core, build even bigger data systems on top of theShow More Summary

The “Digital Dark Age” and Why Print is Not Yet Dead

I have always loved books. I have a bookshelf filled with them, and they have now spilled over to my nightstand and bureau. There was a time that on principal, I refused to buy a Kindle because of my love of books. That time has passed; I read e-books on my Kindle and I also have an iPad. Show More Summary

School Choice allows segregation to come full circle

“As a result, advantaged, mostly white parents are pushed to make choices that they think protect their privilege. These factors perpetuate the cycle of social reproduction and resegregation, wherein schools enrolling the most students...Show More Summary

Say What You Really Mean

Thursday, May 14th, 2015, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PTIt is time for all women to realize they have the right to say what they truly mean. All of us are responsible for helping women everywhere to find their voices and to listen when they speak. Show More Summary

Why the debate between Diane Ravitch and Merryl Tisch was remarkable

Diane Ravitch, the former assistant secretary of education who has led a national revolt against standardized-test-based school reform, sat down next to Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, this week to “debate” policy and practice on the MSNBC show “All In With Chris Hayes.” The event was remarkable, and […]

Afternoon #TBT Video: Homey The Substitute Teacher

It's a Thursday afternoon that feels like a Friday afternoon -- so balmy outside, and such post-ESEA markup euphoria -- so here's a #TBT segment from In Living Color in which Homey D. Clown tries his hand as a substitute teacher: via Grantland: Bragging Rights

Remembering a Late George Carlin Riff

Arthur Goldstein had a post at FB that reminded me of this, much worth recalling in these early campaign days of false choices between neolibs and neocons. From 10 years ago.

Allan Rock on the hustings for UOttawa

Former politician pushes a research agenda on a swing through Toronto to raise his school's profile and stump for investment in post-secondary education The post Allan Rock on the hustings for UOttawa appeared first on

Seen on TV – A Popular Genre

Does the phrase “As Seen on TV” make you think of late night infomercials and gadgets that never work quite right? In the library, it can mean circulation gold!

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