Critical Literacy at the Speed of Technology

Critical Literacy at the Speed of Thought Technology This morning I came across a video on the rapid advancement of technology I shared on social media five years ago. Five years later - has education changed? Not much, the bureaucracy of the U.S. educational system moves at the pace of an age, not a year or even a …

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Modes of Literacy, the News, and Persistence

Literacy has been on my mind of late. To be literate is more than just being capable of decoding words on the page and comprehending those words. Decoding and comprehension of words on the page – or the screen – is the minimalist’s definition of literacy.  Literacy involves so much more.  The capacity to engage …

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Trump craves attention: Don’t Feed the Beast (update)

Since the election in November, we have read articles on how to navigate the ‘era of Trump’ and resist his regressive vision for the United States.  And we will resist this emergence of misogyny, racism, elitism, and intolerance.  Every day I look at my Twitter feed and see tweets from people and organizations I follow …

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(De-)funding what we care most about: a major flaw in the US educational system

  The end of August introduces another academic year, and articles on education appear in newspapers and magazines for the general public. Most of the articles I read focus on building literacy skills, engaging students, encouraging teacher collaboration, or similar aspects of the daily work of teaching. Recently, an article in the Washington Post caught …

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Overparenting – Oversimplified on social media?

Scrolling through my Facebook feed this morning, I clicked on a post that featured an excerpt from the recently published book, HOW TO RAISE AN ADULT: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims. This excerpt seems to be from the foreword to the book, or perhaps the …

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