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Professional Development Articles

Preface to "And What do you Mean by Learning?"

Oct 31, 2017 jjamison

What were the features of the learning contexts that were productive for you? Ponder that question, then follow Sarason's argument. (PDF, 100KB) And What Do YOU Meanby Learning?Seymour B. SarasonHeinemannPortsmouth, NHHeinemannA division of Reed Elsevier Inc.361 Hanover StreetPortsmouth, NH 03801–3912www.heinemann.comOffices and agents throughout the world© 2004 by Seymour B. SarasonAll rights reserved.…

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COTA February 23rd PD Conference - Call for presenters

Oct 31, 2017 jjamison

We have a call out for presenters for our February 23rd Zonal Professional Development Day. We are using Rutland Senior and Rutland Middle Schools for this year’s conference. Will Richardson and Dr. Deborah MacNamara are our keynote presenters. Lunch will be served by the RSS Foods program. This day is an excellent opportunity for teachers to share their practice with others. If you have something…

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Preparing for a Changing World

Oct 31, 2017 jjamison

The environment and the global landscape is changing faster than at any time in the history of the world. Technology is changing at an exponential pace that makes all new technologies obsolete as soon as they reach the shelves. How do we prepare students for technological disruption, climate change and geopolitical uncertainty in a rapidly changing world? The education system has a key role in preparing…

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Book Review "And What Do You Mean by Learning?"

Oct 31, 2017 jjamison

Reviewed by Michael P. JosephThroughout the book, And What Do You Mean By Learning?, Sarason makes an attempt to explain the true meaning of learning, describing it as a process, a way, a personal reaction to something outside one’s self. Sarason focuses attention on the classroom as the central structure where learning normally takes place. Sarason argues that unless clarity and consensus of the distinguishing…

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Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

Oct 31, 2017 jjamison

This is the third part of a paper by Larry Cuban on What is success and failure in schooling? The first two parts are on the military and hospitals. The take away from this paper is that there is no agreed upon definition of what success and failures look like. And because of this, education will always be failing. This third part of the paper defines the problem. My next post will be a book review…

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