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A new idea: shared poetry

Could YouTube and Robert Frost transform education? They just might be able to.

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Questioning the conventional wisdom

In some cases, advice like “stop” or “slow down” can be BAD for those involved — and this is the case more often than not in some education discussions.

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Moving the chair, at Penn State and in education

John Merrow relates the current scandal at Penn State back to the broader field of education.

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Energizing the 80

In Hamlet, we learn that ‘the play’s the thing.’ John Merrow thinks it could be too — but in a different, broader context.

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Do you want your kids on THAT bus?

John Merrow rails against one element of the current education system.

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Get out the blender, kids

Is blended learning the new future of education? John Merrow’s hopeful.

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The intersection of technology and test scores

John Merrow examines the intersection point for two discussions within education: “the rising role of technology” and “the reliance on bubble tests as an assessment tool.” Where do they meet, and what can we do?

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