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Friday, July 29, 2011

[NOW YOU KNOW] Teaching & Learning Edition (Volume 1, Number 3)

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NOW YOU KNOW - July 29, 2011
Teaching & Learning Edition
A Publication of KnowledgeBase, Inc.
http://reachthenteach.blogspot.org

© 2011 KnowledgeBase, Inc.
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IN THIS ISSUE
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1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - AUTHORITY VS. POWER
2. GRIOT'S CORNER (Homespun stories about what matters to me)
3. [NEW!] THE MIGHTIER SWORD (Food for thought in this hungry world)
4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE


1. BIG IDEA OF LEADERSHIP - AUTHORITY VS. POWER. Authority is not power - it is the right to exercise power. Power is the ability to work efficiently. Those who work efficiently amass considerable influence in the workplace.


2. GRIOT'S CORNER.

NOW YOU KNOW - What I Wish I Had Known (July 28, 2011)
http://bit.ly/wiwihk

(July 28, 2011, Athens, GA) Excerpt from the intro of "NOW YOU KNOW - What I Wish I Had Known", an address by Derrick Brown to participants in UGA's Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Summer Bridge Program.


3. THE MIGHTIER SWORD. Of all the education world's curious buzzwords and trendy jargon, the catchphrase that makes me wince the most is "data-driven instruction" - for two reasons ...
1. Data are simply facts and figures - which in and of themselves do little more than fill unread reports that cover desktops and clog computers. On the other hand, information (well-understood data) and the resulting insight are the higher goals for which we should strive, which require us to work smarter - not harder.
2. Using data to drive the instruction sounds about as awkward and as obvious as
Using the hammer to drive the (home) construction
Using the baton to drive the (orchestra) conduction
Using the donation to drive the (tax) deduction
Using the alcohol to drive the bars
Using the gasoline to drive the cars
Be careful of glorifying the means in ways that obscure the end.

4. PUBLISHER'S CLEARINGHOUSE. This week's feature ...

Math Crossword Puzzle Language Diagnostic
http://bit.ly/rtt_mathpuzz1



Use this creative diagnostic as a formal or informal assessment! It can visually demonstrate your students' level of math proficiency by measuring their command of its language!

Learn the story of its creation and use at http://bit.ly/rtt_mathpuzz1 !











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NOW YOU KNOW - July 29, 2011
Teaching & Learning Edition
A Publication of KnowledgeBase, Inc.
http://reachthenteach.blogspot.org

© 2011 KnowledgeBase, Inc.
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