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Standardizing Education – Common Core’s Hidden Agenda

Originally posted on Creative by Nature:
Anthony Cody’s article from last year Classrooms of the Future: Student Centered or Device Centered offers a very important analysis, looking at the hidden agenda of Common Core and the technology industry. Anthony believes that the goal of “aligning” tests and curriculum with Common Core is to “standardize” education the way computers and other…

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Playfulness and Playlessness: The Politics and Pedagogy of Play

Originally posted on Technology Rich Inquiry Based Research:
By: Diane Kashin, Ed.D, RECE. My good friend Debi Keyte Hartland who inspires me with her insight on pedagogical documentation recently wrote a blog post that spoke to the challenging times and the potential of documentation to make visible the values of a humane society. Perhaps it is…

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Nancy Carlsson-Paige: The Error of Killing Play in Kindergarten

The pressure to teach academic skills in pre-K and kindergarten has been increasing since the passage of the No Child Left Behind act 15 years ago. Today, many young children are required to sit in chairs, sometimes for long periods of time, as a teacher instructs them. This goes against their natural impulse to learn… Continue reading Nancy Carlsson-Paige: The Error of Killing Play in Kindergarten