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Is the Sponsorship of Tackle Football Programs by Schools Ethically Responsible? I began playing football when I was ten years old. It was 1965 and that’s what the boys I knew did after school in the fall. Our apartment building stood in a clearing in the woods on the marshy fringe of New Orleans, so we played in the parking lot of our building and later in the grassy median of the divided road. For a few years I played barefoot for better traction, and the soles of my feet were so deeply calloused that cuts from the broken glass in our improvised field rarely drew blood. I loved the game and didn’t stop playing until a pair of shoulder dislocations landed my throwing arm in a sling for three months during my junior year of high school.
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Demoralization Can’t Be Fixed Solely with Restorative Practices As the school year winds down, many teachers are making plans to recover from a demanding year so they can prepare to meet the inevitable challenges of the next. These restorative self-care practices are essential for teachers who spend the bulk of their days caring for others and juggling competing needs. This recharge is key to avoiding burnout.
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Leading Transformative Change in Higher Education I was a newcomer to higher education when, in 2010, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley appointed me to lead the community college system I had once attended. However, my combined experiences as a former student, corporate executive, and chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago quickly led me to an important conclusion: all of us in higher education must move faster to transform higher education or we run the risk of losing our status as the primary destination for students and families seeking to improve their lives.
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Seizing the Moment: Possibilities for Equity and Justice in Computer Science Education Should all children learn to code?
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Showing up in Color Recently, I watched a livestream broadcast hosted by the Black Teacher Project, one of a number of initiatives outside of preK–12 schools and the academy that are designed as safe spaces for educators to provide professional development and guidance for each other.
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Reshaping How Preservice Teachers Learn During Their Clinical Experience Teacher educators in university settings assume that their novices’ experiences will follow a trajectory of productive opportunities for learning, but new data show that these vary dramatically across settings, and for a variety of reasons.
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Knowledge Citizens? Intellectual Disability and the Production of Social Meanings Within Educational Research Not long ago, I explained to a gathering of education scholars that portrayals of individuals labeled with intellectual disabilities within academic research have often been reductive and even inaccurate.
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The Key to Change: Teachers Working Together American education has come in for criticism for decades, much of it withering.
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Effective Principals Are Leaders of Organizational Change When you walk into a school that is truly embracing personalized and digital learning, you almost immediately feel the difference. It is not showy or fancy, but there is a core difference in the culture and what you see in and around the classrooms and with students.
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Comprehension Is Collaborative—and Why That Matters for Emergent Bilingual Students Borrowing and reinterpreting are strategies adopted no less by children when they are interacting in their second or less familiar language.
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