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A New York Times article that appeared April 12, 2013 reported that a high school teacher in Albany, New York recently gave an assignment to students asking them, presumably as a lesson on the Holocaust, to write a persuasive essay arguing from the Nazi point of view that Jews were the source of their problems.  The assignment...
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Tests have become the fashion in education these days, with everyone, it seems, being assessed on their ability to increase test scores.  I’ve developed this test (not yet standardized) to help teachers get in touch with their own inner sense of what is most important to the learning and teaching process.  Hopefully, this can help...
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I just completed two one-day workshops on “Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  A Revolutionary Concept in Special Education,” for educators in the Albany, New York area, March 13-14, 2013.  The March 13th workshop was comprised of 200 educators who were part of Capital District Beginnings, a service agency that provides a wide array of special education and therapy services to...
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Today I did an online chat (text-based), which was sponsored by Education Week Teacher, and moderated by Associate Editor Liana Heitin.  Basically the way it worked was, people from around the country (and the world, too, I think) sent in questions that everyone could see in a window on their browser, and then I’d answer...
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