Category Archives: Tackling one issue at a time

Shortchanging our students and teachers: raise your hand if you are guilty

I am thinking about learning…. Learning is a process…. I am wondering how some of the conditions prevailing in our schools today shortchange the learning process for our students. I am thinking about teachers’ planning periods, many of these planning … Continue reading

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How are Oreo cookies and milk linked to inequity in education?

I read an article about Brian Cambourne’s Conditions of Learning Theory and their connection to Brain/Mind Principles (Early Childhood Education Journal, Vol. 31, #1, Fall 2003). In this article I found three issues in a learning classroom which have the … Continue reading

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What does the word readicide and inequity have in common?

Read-i-cide n: The systematic killing of the love of reading, often exacerbated by the inane, mind-numbing practices found in schools. Reading is dying in our schools. Educators are familiar with many of the factors that have contributed to the decline … Continue reading

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There is more than one way to skin a cat….Equity in reading instruction

The adage goes: “there is more than one way to skin a cat”. I am going to put a different spin on it. “There is more than one our public school system promotes inequity in education.” Today, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Is homework promoting inequity in education?

The lack of equity in education  is a huge issue. I cannot tackle it by myself.  I need your help. Today, I’d like to know your opinion about homework and the place it has in this continuum of equity in … Continue reading

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