Here’s a recap of my education-related reading and writing from September.
- Unqualified for Tech, STEAM > STEM, and Tech Ethics
- Lower Ed, Paying the Price, and Weapons of Math Destruction
- Compassion is not coddling. Design for real life.
- The Double Empathy Problem: Developing Empathy and Reciprocity in Neurotypical Adults
- Reading Logs and Intrinsic Motivation
- Autistic Empathy
- Surveillance, Positive Behavior Support, and Intrinsic Motivation
- The Pipeline Problem and the Meritocracy Myth
Interesting articles by others:
Behaviorism, Mindset Marketing
- Shame is not a Weapon. – Love Learning….
- Rejecting Growth Mindset and Grit at Three Levels | radical eyes for equity
- Self-esteem based on external sources has mental health consequences
Disability, Accessibility, Inclusion
- My daughter doesn’t have ‘special’ needs. She’s disabled. – The Washington Post
- Monthly Reading List — Disability Thinking
- How Did We Get Into This Mess?: Adventures in Universal Design: Handwriting Notes and In-class Exams
- Hitting Refresh on Accessibility – Microsoft Accessibility Blog
- Liz Jackson: Designing for Inclusivity – 99U
- Satya Nadella Rewrites Microsoft’s Code | The future of business
Reading and Writing
- Seeing the Essay Again for the First Time | radical eyes for equity
- Bad Ideas About Writing | Open Access Textbooks | WVU Libraries
- Every Child, Every Day: The six elements of effective reading instruction don’t require much time or money—just educators’ decision to put them in place.
The Grading and Ranking of Children
- The Effects of Grades, Praise, and Source of Information
- The Case Against Grades
- The Absolute Best We Can Do For Kids – Modern Learners
- Steele Thoughts: You’re More than a Letter Grade: Letter to a Discouraged Student
- The Downside of Checking Kids’ Grades Constantly – NYTimes.com
- The “No Grades” Experiment – The Teaching Experiment
- School-Disturbance Laws Have Outlawed Being a Teenager in America – The Atlantic
- Sexist School Dress Codes Are A Problem, And Oregon May Have The Answer
- Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (and Why That Could Be More Stimulating Than the Common Core) – The Atlantic
School Start Time
Ed-tech, Deficit Model Capitalism, Surveillance Capitalism
- Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part One – OFFICE OF DIGITAL LEARNING
- Reading the LMS against the Backdrop of Critical Pedagogy, Part Two – OFFICE OF DIGITAL LEARNING
- Inequality, ‘Brand Ambassadors,’ and the Business of Selling (to) Classrooms
- Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues – The New York Times
- The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines
- The Business of Ed-Tech: September 2017 Funding Data Follow the money.
- The Business of Ed-Tech: August 2017 Funding Data
- Google forced out New America’s Open Markets division. What’s next? – The Washington Post
- Biased Algorithms Are Everywhere, and No One Seems to Care – MIT Technology Review These algorithms are in schools, grading and ranking teachers and students.
- Algorithms of Oppression | How Search Engines Reinforce Racism | Books – NYU Press | NYU Press
- Adtech and Misinformation: the Middlemen Who Sell to All Sides
- The business of hate media – Data for Democracy – Medium
- Facebook and Google, Show Us Your Ad Data – Bloomberg
- Privacy of London Tube Wifi Tracking Applies also to school privacy.
Colonialism, Racism, Structural Ideology, Critical Pedagogy
- Why the Academic Achievement Gap is a Racist Idea – AAIHS
- Deschooling Society
- Christopher Emdin Confronts “White Folks’ Pedagogy”: “whether one chooses to do damage to the system or to the student” Fix injustice, not kids.
- The Resegregation of Jefferson County – The New York Times
- In the Middle: Teaching Medieval Studies in a Time of White Supremacy
- When your community becomes the #hashtag – Ira David Socol – Medium
- The Future of Education Is Already Happening (If You’re Paying Attention)
- Failing Charter Schools Have a Reincarnation Plan — ProPublica
- Hack Education Weekly News
#CripTheVote chat on education
In the#CripTheVote chat on education, we talked about PBS, growth mindset, and ed’s infatuation with behaviorism. Behaviorism backed by millions in marketing is a growing concern for neurodiversity and disability communities. Among top issues noted in the chat are: ableism (number one with a bullet), the deficit model, behaviorism, mindset marketing, assessment industry, mainstream ed-tech, surveillance, lack of social model. I updated my curation post on Mindset Marketing, Behaviorism, and Deficit Ideology with resources from the chat.
Here are curated collections of education related tweets. Each month, I put notable tweets and threads into Twitter Moments. Ed + ed-tech + D&I + tech ethics + social model. These are important intersections.
There are lots of great educators to discover in these collections. “The gospel of the new economy is the transformative power of a diverse, genuine network.” Have a peek at my networks:
- Education and Ed-tech – September 2017
- Diversity, Inclusion, Representation, Accessibility – September 2017
- Humane Tech and Tech Ethics – September 2017
- Education and Ed-tech – August 2017
- Diversity, Inclusion, Representation, Accessibility – August 2017
- Humane Tech and Tech Ethics – August 2017
- Autistic Empathy
- Classroom UX: Bring Your Own Comfort, Bring Your Own Device
- Ban Laptop BansLaptop and tablet bans are ableist. Don’t do it.