Category Archives: Books

A Game-Changing Education Book from England

This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post on June 27, 2013. For more on education reforms in America and England, you may also be interested in this interview of E. D. Hirsch by English journalist and educator Toby Young, as well as … Continue reading

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Book Reviews: Theory and practice

James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona state, is known as a pioneer in thinking about the educational uses of gaming. His book, What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy, is considered a landmark in the field. … Continue reading

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Which ideas are damaging education?

Originally posted on Pragmatic Education:
  “Education must resolve the teacher-student contradiction, exchanging the role of depositor, prescriber, domesticator, for the role of student among students.” Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, 1968   “Education still hasn’t learned that poorly…

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Book Review: A Modern Day Jeremiah Laments Math Instruction

If you read up on math pedagogy long enough you will see a reference to Paul Lockhart’s Mathematician’s Lament. It even has it’s own Wikipedia entry. It is a marvelous little book of 140 pages, that makes a simple, 3 … Continue reading

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Seven Myths about Education – Introduction

On June 18th my book on the curriculum is going to be published. It’s called Seven Myths about Education and it pretty much does what it says on the tin. There are seven chapters and each chapter discusses a different … Continue reading

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Teach First-ers publish Maths e-book

Originally posted on Back to the Whiteboard:
Perhaps no other school subject commands awe quite like mathematics. ‘Awe’ is an apt word, given that maths is both respected and feared in equal measure. Mathematics possesses the power to inspire people with…

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Teach First-ers Publish E-Book

Originally posted on Back to the Whiteboard:
Every year, new Teach First participants reinvent the wheel: that is, they often plan and resource 20 or more new lessons a week. Despite ten years of entering classrooms, there is no systematic…

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