Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

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Amusing, interesting, and provocative comments from the field of education

"Great teachers, to borrow from Walt Whitman, are large; they contain multitudes. Why, then, are our policies so small and narrow?"

- Jack Schneider, "What Makes a Great Teacher?" Education Week, September 8, 2014.

"Punishment and rewards shiftstudents' focus away from learning and toward avoiding one or seeking the other."

- Paul Thomas, "Keeping Children Back a Year Doesn't Help Them Read Better," The Conversation, September 3, 2014.

"At some point, ignorance becomes a choice. When teachers reject evidencebased teaching practices in favor of outdated traditions, it's a choice."

- Donalyn Miller, "No More Language Arts and Crafts," at bookwhisperer.com, September 7, 2014.

"If tenure was a problem in American schools, teachers would support abolishing it. Nobody hates a bad teacher more than a great teacher. …

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