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**How to Make the Most of the Flipped Classroom**
Experts share what they do to make class time more interactive once lectures are out of the way.

**Studies Find Cheaters Overinflate Academic Ability**
New research shows that, when students succeed at cheating on tests, they get duped into thinking they're smarter than they really are.

10 Rules of Teaching in this Century
We’ve been predicting a technology revolution for decades, and actually, it happened 5 years ago. We are now past the tipping point. As the revolution gathers momentum, many higher education institutions are clean-sheet redesigning teaching, learning, assessment, and career development. The 10 rules in this article suggest the depth of change that’s occurring on campus. 09/15/10
**'Academically Adrift'**
If the purpose of a college education is for students to learn, academe is failing, according to //Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses,// a book being released today by University of Chicago Press. More

A Change Is Gonna Come
A look around any college campus is all the evidence you need to predict the future of learning. More

Literacy Redefined
What does it mean to be literate in the digital realm? Susan Metros, University of Southern California CIO, reminds us that literacy isn't just about reading and writing anymore: "Now, it's much broader. It's about understanding information and technology, being able to communicate digitally and visually, and having the critical thinking skills to make valid, credible, and ethical choices and decisions." More

+ **How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?**
One question. Eleven answers.

**Study: Most Students Fail to Meet Common Standards**
An ACT study finds that only a third to half of juniors were proficient in the content and skills outlined in the new common standards for English and math.

**Spread the Blame for Reading Underachievement**
Sandra Stotsky explains why America's stalled reading scores are the result of a "fragmented" literature curriculum and a "neglect" of close reading.

**Why I Will Not Teach to the Test**
Kelly Gallagher's biggest classroom priority is for his students to be critical thinkers, not automatons.

**Question of Values: Are We Learning for Earning—or for Living?**
Former teacher, principal, and teacher-educator Jim Haas urges recommitment to the deeper goals of education: informed citizenship and a rich, full life.





Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits

New York Times article summarizing recent research by cognitive psychologists about how we learn. It is criticall of "commonly" held beliefs about the best study habits.

Learning Amongst the Riches: Students in the Cloud

Students are moving away from their institutions in terms of their online "center." They engage independently in learning conversations using applications of their own choosing, and they create their own digital identity--all without using campus-based technology. More
Student-Centered Learning: Target or Locus for Universities?
As information technology brings us a mind-numbing array of options for mobile learning experiences and communications, an age-old tension between two different visions of learning--content delivery versus discovery learning--intensifies. Along with this, our modern discussions of -- student-centered learning -- are moving into a more strategic realm. More
The Age of Obfuscation
The usual criticism of new media in our culture is that the media is making us less able to write well, less inclined to read texts longer than a paragraph, less social or unable to concentrate. A far greater danger is obfuscation.... More
Assessing Student Work in the Open Educational Resources Era

The increased availability and use of open educational resources (OER) may complicate assessment, but assessment methods such as student commentary may help. More


**Tying Teacher Tenure to Student Scores Doesn’t Fly**

Justin Snider tells why policymakers should be wary of tying teacher tenure and compensation to student test scores.

**Schools Need a Culture Shift**

Stringent testing and accountability measures have taken away the passion, fun, and collaboration that marks effective learning, writes Betty J. Sternberg.

Where is the Student Voice in Assessment?
Many ePortfolio systems focus on institutional assessment data, putting student assessment--especially students' own reflections on their work--in second place. Batson advocates a voice for students in the assessment process. More


Learning From Research That Finds 'No Effects'

Russell Gersten looks at why so many of the large-scale evaluations from the federal Institute of Education Sciences have shown "no effects" for experimental studies.

Do Teachers Lack Power and Self-Worth?

Educators weigh in on financial guru Suze Orman's claim that teachers can't teach empowerment to their students because they are underpaid and aren't empowered themselves.
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4718259:5567932349:m:1:380227254:DE3D5F47DFBB2654B8741F3D7EAAC0FC



Is There a Formula for Learning?

Is pleasure a necessary part of learning? Author Anne Jolly gets teachers talking about the algorithm for a successful classroom.
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4639248:5478975877:m:1:380227254:17D3E4EA3B6E734CBE03C02E93E16588

'No Effects' Studies Raising Eyebrows

Disappointing results from federally commissioned experiments are prompting questions about the studies’ designs­—and their payoff. (Education Week)
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4401415:5187451362:m:1:380227254:93368D41FA4EC3144955345BE0FE0D14



Reforming Teaching: Are We Missing the Boat?

"It is time to put aside the tired debates over routes into teaching and focus on a clearer destination: substantially higher levels of teacher effectiveness," say Linda Darling-Hammond & David Haselkorn. (Education Week)
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4401417:5187451362:m:1:380227254:93368D41FA4EC3144955345BE0FE0D14


Putting Teachers in the Driver's Seat

A professional development coach says teachers themselves are the best PD resource.
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4445946:5243785177:m:1:380227254:78C0F2078CC0C3857D88DD0B086B7300


Investing in Writing to Win the Ed Race

If the government wants to fund true innovation in education, says high school teacher Mary Tedrow, the place to target is writing instruction.
http://e-news.edweek.org/ct/4520739:5339812542:m:1:380227254:E32B141E124AA4B95C2BDE5301A70987


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