Five Great Recent Education Blogs
In my work here at DSC, I get the opportunity to read a lot of educational blogs. Here are some I’ve found recently that I think are worth a second read:
Approaches to assessment have received a lot of attention lately. Edutopia’s Schools That Work looked at authentic assessment at New York’s School of The Future and using meaningful tasks to measure progress.
Also, ten tips on getting started with Authentic Assessment:
Why Great Teachers Quit
The Education Policy Blog reviews a new book by Katy Farber on why some great, enthusiastic teachers leave the profession too soon. Not surprisingly, she finds high-stakes testing is a significant part of the problem.
Speaking of pressure on teachers: Diane Ravitch has a piece on CNN that attempts to explain some of the rage being expressed in Wisconsin right now:
Chinese Mothers and Computer Geeks
And, close to my admittedly geeky heart, the developer of Gmail responds to the Wall Street Journal’s controversial Chinese Mother article with some great thoughts on intrinsic motivation.