Wednesday, November 25, 2020

My Back Pages: Woodstock, a Moon Landing, and ELL (1969)

The year 1969 was a tumultuous one—especially for three children ages 6 through 10 who landed in the United States without any knowledge of...

Fitness and Health (1963)

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In the March 1963 issue of Educational Leadership, Charles Bucher, a professor of education at New York University, discusses the central role of education...

To Humanize Education (1972)

"In far too many places throughout the nation, students and others see the school as a cold, aloof, negative, punitive, joyless, boring, irrelevant, bureaucratic,...

My Back Pages: H.S. at a Crossroads

Everyone might agree that education reform is necessary, but how and why schools should change has always been the source of much debate. In...

What Is a “Good” Report Card? (1947)

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Betty Irish, an elementary coordinator from San Diego, Calif., published "What Is a 'Good' Report Card?" in the Parent-Teacher Courier, and it so impressed...

Brain-Based Ed. Debate Rages in ’84

Translating scientific research into practice is controversial business. Proponents of brain-based education are at the intersection of biology and educational practice, and they have...

Teachers Are “Different” (1944)

Sure, being a teacher isn't always the easiest path, and one must deal with a host of stereotypes and assumptions—but at least today's new...

My Back Pages: Exposing Students to Difference

In the February 1953 issue of Educational Leadership, Denver school teacher Maude Smith describes a process by which she introduces her socioeconomically homogenous class...

How to Attend a Conference—The ASCD Tenth Annual Conference, That Is! (1955)

ASCD conference attendees wondering how their experience compares to the gatherings of yore can peruse "How To Attend a Conference (— The ASCD Tenth...

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