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Experimenting on your intro stat course, as a way of teaching experimentation in your intro stat course (and also to improve the course itself)

While visiting the education school at the University of Pennsylvania a couple months ago, I had a long conversation with Bob Boruch, a prominent researcher in the field of evidence-based education. We shared Fred Mosteller stories and talked about a lot of other things too. Boruch sent me an article about teaching randomized controlled trials [...]
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Oklahoma’s public schools are starting the year in legal limbo

Business & Finance : Ezra Klein (20 hours ago)

As the new school year starts around the country, educators and students in Oklahoma are caught in the middle of a dispute between the U.S. government and the state's lawmakers over what to teach in their classrooms and how. Since s... Read Post

‘Shut your lips and stand in line’ — what no kid should hear on the first day of school

Industries / Education : The Answer Sheet (18 hours ago)

Veteran educator Matt Fiteny is the social studies education manager at the non-profit Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington D.C., which trains educators at all stages of their careers to improve their ability to raise student ... Read Post

Learning from failure

Academics / Mathematics : Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science (2 years ago)

I was talking with education researcher Bob Boruch about my frustrations in teaching, the idea that as statisticians we tell people to do formal experimentation but in our own teaching practice we typically just try different things... Read Post


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