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Critical thinker, heal yourself

“Dismissing inquiry as unnecessary or unhelpful is therefore both hasty and slothful,” suggests Dr Peter Ellerton as part of his defence of teaching critical thinking skills. In this case, the hasty sloth…

01 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
Filling The Pail by Greg Ashman
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Decoding the 'Phonics Only' claim

As has been pointed out to me over the last few days, I am a senior maths and physics teacher who has never taught reading. Perhaps this is the cause of a bias in how I interpret arguments about phonics…

22 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
Filling The Pail by Greg Ashman
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12/22/21 Class #6 (Villains) Video & Audio

[Reposted to include audio and YouTube link] Hey guys, it’s Scott. Thanks for helping me bring Best Jackett into 2022! Here’s that article I was talking about in class with the 15 different “types” of…

21 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
Our Best Jackett by Scott Snyder
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The Three-Decade University President Who Has Bolstered Student Success

The list of college presidents who have served in their post for three decades isn’t all that long. The average tenure of college presidents has declined steadily throughout this century. That’s among…

17 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
The Future of Education by Michael Horn
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