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Teachers Need More Time For Planning, Collaboration and Inquiry

Apr 09 2012 Joby Gardener
The Book, The Flat World and Education
Teachers in high achieving nations spend 40-60% of their time preparing to teach and learning to teach well, while most U.S. teachers have little to no time to work with colleagues during the school day.

As we are inundated with calls for measuring teacher performance, weeding out bad teachers, and hiring, firing, and paying teachers according to student performance on multiple choice standardized tests (and…

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What Socrates Can Tell Us about What Constitutes Dialogue

Mar 19 2012 Adam Davis
Socrates statuette
If Socrates' interactions do model dialogue, his example gives rise to a number of questions. Is dialogue’s chief goal good learning? Or might it be the case that dialogue is good not for what it produces but for what it is?

Dialogue is what this piece is not. Dialogue is an exchange, a back and forth. You say something, I say something, you say something, I say something, and then we,…

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