From the CURMUDGUCATION blog: Forest and Trees

Posted by Peter Greene: 15 Sep 2016 10:24 AM PDT

Like many jobs in the world, particularly those that deal with humans, teaching requires focus on both forests and trees.

A teacher faces questions like these in the classroom:

What body of information do I need to convey to my students in a deep and integrated manner that best fits their pedagogical requirements and will most help them take their place as fully-actualized adults in the world?

What instructional techniques can best be used with this particular set of content-based objectives that also blend with and respect the cultural and personal backgrounds of my students while maintaining a whole child approach that helps achieve my global objectives?

But these questions are also part of the classroom world:

Read the full blog post at this link… http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2016/09/forest-and-trees.html

How Both Parties Ignore the Majority (& How They Get Away With It!)

How Republicans & Democrats Ignore the Majority
by John Laurits
In this episode, John looks at some puzzling math: the majority disagrees with a majority of US policy decisions made by a majority of politicians but a majority of the majority hasn’t realized they’re the majority.

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John Laurits | September 14, 2016 at 9:35 pm | Tags: Congress, John Laurits, majority, polls, Propaganda, public policy | Categories: According to Math, news | URL: http://wp.me/p5FXIJ-Cy