Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

Magazine article AMLE Magazine

Megaphone

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

"Asking whether online learning is a good thing is much like asking whether email, Target, and TurboTax are good things."

- Michael B. horn and heather Staker in Blended: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools.

"I have seen no research that memorizing can't be enjoyable if done right.... [I]t is wrong to assume that going over the same fact or name several times until it sticks is bad teaching."

- Education columnist Jay Mathews, "Save rote memorization. Save rote memorization. Save rote memorization." Washington Post, November 16, 2014.

"Simple truth- Technology alone has never made anyone a better teacher."

- Bill Ferriter, @plugusin

"If parents weren't allowed to peek into teachers' gradebooks twenty years ago, what makes us think they're interested now? …

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