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February 22, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:32 am

This is what education should be about…

radical eyes for equity

De-Testing and De-Grading Schools: Authentic Alternatives to Accountability and Standardization
Joe Bower and P. L. Thomas, editors

Introduction by Alfie Kohn

Peter Lang USA
Counterpoints Series

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Alfie Kohn Introduction: “The Roots of Grades-and-Tests”

Part I: Degrading Learning, Detesting Education: The Failure of High-Stake Accountability in Education

Lisa Guisbond, Monty Neill, and Bob Schaeffer (FairTest.org) Chapter One “NCLB’s Lost Decade for Educational Progress: What Can We Learn from this Policy Failure?”
Fernando F. Padró Chapter Two “High-stakes Testing Assessment: The Deus Ex Machina of Quality in Education”
Anthony Cody Chapter Three “Technocratic Groupthink Inflates the Testing Bubble”
Lawrence Baines and Rhonda Goolsby Chapter Four “Mean Scores in a Mean World”
Julie Gorlewski and David Gorlewski Chapter Five “Degrading Literacy: How New York State Tests Knowledge, Culture, and Critical Thinking”
Morna McDermott Chapter Six “The aesthetics of social engineering: How high stakes testing dehumanizes/desensitizes education”
Richard Mora Chapter Seven “Standardized Testing and Boredom at an Urban…

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April 5, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 9:15 am

Manifesto No. 11″Visual and hypertextual representations allow argument to emerge, rather than be stated- Part 1.” http://wp.me/ph6iI-5j

April 4, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 12:28 pm

the more people you know who do something, the more likely you are to do it? http://ping.fm/OLyWF

April 1, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:44 pm

record your diatribe – http://ping.fm/LzzI9 see ya on TV!!!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:36 pm

Thor’s hammer – http://ping.fm/37PJY

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:23 pm

Heidegger’s hammer: “when a hammer breaks it loses its usefulness and appears as merely there”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:20 pm

Maslow’s hammer, brilliant, popularly phrased as “if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail”

March 28, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 4:33 pm

Manifesto for Teaching Online – Aphorism No. 10 – “A routine of plagiarism detection structures – in a relation of distrust” – http://wp.me/ph6iI-4M

March 27, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 2:01 pm

http://wp.me/ph6iI-4D – Manifesto for Teaching Online – Aphorism No. 9 – “Assessment strategies can be designed to allow for the possibility of resistance.”

March 26, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Derek W. Nicoll Ph.D. @ 1:06 pm

http://www.fastcompany.com/1825915/email-is-crushing-us-all-but-can-activity-streams-liberate-us?partner=rss – I could really do with this as i get so much mail and messages every day, only 40% work related

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