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Federal judge rules Detroit children have no ‘fundamental right’ to literacy

  • A federal judge said last week that children have no fundamental right to learn to read and write in the United States.
  • In a 40-page opinion on Friday, U.S. District Judge Stephen Murphy III ruled against Detroit students who wanted to hold state officials accountable for what their attorneys said were systemic failures in teaching literacy.
  • The judge acknowledged in his opinion that illiteracy is damaging to people and society.
  • Plainly, literacy and the opportunity to obtain it is of incalculable importance, Murphy wrote.
  • However, Murphy argued that impact of illiteracy does not necessarily make access to literacy a fundamental right.

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Federal judge rules Detroit children have no ‘fundamental right’ to literacy

Helping Children Identify As Readers — Starting With A Haircut

  • That’s Alvin Irby’s answer to a problem he knows all too well as a former kindergarten teacher: How to get children of color excited about reading if they don’t have much experience with books or reading outside of school, and the books they see inside of school don’t speak to…
  • Books about slavery and civil rights have their place, Irby believes, but little black boys and girls deserve books that allow them to be children.
  • Telling bar jokes in church – Too many children of color, Irby says, are coming into kindergarten without much exposure to books or reading.
  • Back in Levels Barbershop, what’s most important to Vincent, a sixth-grader and son of a barber, is Diary of a Wimpy Kid, the book Irby just replaced.
  • Vincent’s enthusiasm he says he’s read every last one of the shop’s 15 books is all the motivation Alvin Irby needs to keep growing Barbershop Books.

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Helping Children Identify As Readers — Starting With A Haircut

10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom – TeachThought PD

  • Learning focuses around a meaningful, ill-structured problem that demands consideration of diverse perspectives – – Academic content-learning occurs as a natural part of the process as students work towards finding solutions – – Learners, working collaboratively, assume an active role in the learning process – – Teachers provide learners with…
  • In20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning,we offered some of the kinds of questions that can guide self-directed inquiry, including: – – What do I want to know about this topic?
  • One of the primary takeaways from these resources is the open-ended nature and diverse possibility of inquiry-based learningfor students, it can be experienced as the same difference between coloring in a coloring book, or creating a coloring book of their own.
  • 10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom – – Between what we know about inquiry and what the graphic seems to imply, weve added a little of our own interpretation and extracted 10 reasons any teacherof any content area and at any grade levelshould consider using inquiry-based learning…
  • (Inquiry-based learning wont work without inquiry, and inquiry cant happen without engagement.)

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10 Reasons To Use Inquiry-Based Learning In Your Classroom – TeachThought PD

12 Principles Of Modern Learning –

  • Richard Olsenput together this useful visual way, way back in 2013a chart that lays out three categories of a modern approach to learningModern, Self-Directed, and Social.
  • Overall, though, defining modern learning through inquiry, self-direction, and connectivity is at the core of what we preach here at TeachThought.
  • Lets take a look at what its saying by exploring the first category, Modern Inquiry Learning.
  • The 4 principles in of Modern Inquiry Learning, according to the graphic, are Compile, Contribute, Combine, and Change, with their respective Realities and Opportunities shown below.
  • Reality: The ability to save and retrieve information in a variety of formats – – Reality: The ability to participate in more complex projects – – Opportunity: Enables learners to participate in more complex projects – – Reality: The ability to reuse and build upon the work of others (ed…

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12 Principles Of Modern Learning –

Educational Websites for Highschool Students

  • Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates Common Core math (1st-7th grade) into a fantasy style game that students absolutely love playing.
  • Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.
  • 8- Khan Academy Prodigy is a free, adaptive math game that integrates Common Core math (1st-7th grade) into a fantasy style game that students absolutely love playing.
  • Prodigy takes game-based learning a step further and provides teachers with a powerful set of reporting and assessment tools that allow them to easily identify trouble spots, differentiate instruction, and better manage classroom time.
  • This is a platform that provides high quality curated STEM content for teachers and students.

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Educational Websites for Highschool Students

The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2018 – So Far

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The Best Social Emotional Learning Resources Of 2018 – So Far

086: ‘Thoughts for Teachers’ Series: The POWER of the Word ‘Teacher’

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086: ‘Thoughts for Teachers’ Series: The POWER of the Word ‘Teacher’ | Teachonomy

Backchannel Chat: My Choice to Replace TodaysMeet

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Backchannel Chat: My Choice to Replace TodaysMeet

Educational Leadership – Summer 2018 – 49

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Educational Leadership – Summer 2018 – 49

How an Unknown Reformer Rescued One of America’s Most Troubled School Districts – POLITICO Magazine

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How an Unknown Reformer Rescued One of America’s Most Troubled School Districts – POLITICO Magazine