"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Why Darling-Hammond Should Be Secretary of Education

Could we be moving from the Spellings Era of "big girl panties" talk to a time when big girl ideas get implemented? We should be so blessed.

From Edutopia (ht to Richard Lakin):

1 comment:

  1. Great video!

    I am in a teaching certification program currently, and it is great to see reaffirmation of social-emotional learning. Building relationships with students is not something I put all that much thought into while considering the teaching path, but there seems to be no downside. The better relationships I have with my students, the more attentive they are in class, and we have more fun as a class.

    I'm looking forward to reading both your new posts and looking back through your archives.