It’s a bare-knuckled discussion this week! After catching up with each other, Marc and Kelly consider the statistics on bullying from the 2012 Phi Delta Kappa-Gallup Poll. Bullying continues to be a big issue with all stakeholders, and the guys try to decide how education should handle the issue. This was originally meant to be our first episode after our [...]Read More
Summer’s over, and so is the break Kelly and Marc have taken from podcasting. They’re talking about technology this week, and for all those superintendents who are filling bathtubs with their spare technology funds, Marc and Kelly are considering the merits of a 1:1 technology program versus a “bring-your-own-device” approach. And, of course, some strangled metaphor about chicken pots…and bouillon [...]Read More
In their first episode with a guest, Marc and Kelly are joined by a colleague, Michael Kahn, to debate the commonly held belief that “schools should be run more like businesses.” Today it’s the Ed3 Show, with even more opinionated quarreling than normal!
The summer “break” is finally upon those of us on a traditional school calendar, and Marc and Kelly take this opportunity to consider different ways of organizing the school schedule, considering as many different variables as can possibly be crammed into a half-hour episode. Is the grass really greener on the other side?
Several states are instituting voluntary parent grading systems in which parents grade themselves in various identified areas. This week, Marc and Kelly address whether this is a good idea, and talk about the importance of parent involvement.
In their first two part episode, Marc and Kelly consider whether some skills being taught are no longer necessary. Should instruction in cursive go the way of the slide rule? In this second episode, Kelly suggests a litmus test to decide whether a skill is still worth spending instructional time on, and they try it out for different skills and in various scenarios. Oh, and the photo will make a lot more sense after you listen to the episode.
In their first two part episode, Marc and Kelly consider whether some skills being taught are no longer necessary. Should instruction in cursive go the way of the slide rule? In this first part, the guys consider what makes skills obsolete, and which ones we may be able to eliminate.
This week’s topic is anosognosia–the phenomenon of being unaware of your own lack of knowledge. Marc and Kelly address how this topic presents a serious problem for teachers, and try to lay out both personal and systemic strategies for avoiding this trap.