Category Archives: Education

Disagreeing without believing the other person is crazy

In political discussions, I’ve sometimes observed a conflation between views someone disagrees with and views they think no reasonable person can hold, when there should be space for views you disagree with but understand can be held by people you … Continue reading

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Reforming Middle School

This was an item I wrote a few years back for a class in my Education Masters program. It was a response to an article suggesting a reform in how middle school classes work, so that teacher teams would work … Continue reading

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Learning From Schools in Other Countries

This was something I wrote for a class on multiculturalism in education, based on an article from the anthology Annual Editions- Education. The main idea of this article is the need for those involved in education in the United States … Continue reading

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The Four Major Curriculum Styles

This was something I wrote for my class on Multiculturalism in Education in response to an article that summarized the four main curriculum styles: Linear Thinkers, Holists, Laissez-Faire advocates and critical theorists. Author Donna Miller’s takeaway is that teachers should be … Continue reading

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Questions about teaching LGBT students

This was something I wrote for an a class on multiculturalism on the topic of how to teach LGBT students. The main idea of the article was that teachers should not be neutral in an anti-LGBT environment (such as when … Continue reading

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Poverty and Education

I wrote this for a class on multiculturalism in education, based on an article from Annual Editions- Education. The article is about statistics involving children and poverty, as well as the myriad shortcomings of those statistics. Some methods might obscure … Continue reading

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Common Core in New York and Kentucky

This was something I wrote for a class on multiculturalism in Education. It was a response to a Vox Article: 3 reasons Common Core is especially controversial in New York. The main takeaway is that New York suffered from inconvenient timing, … Continue reading

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