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J.R. Entsminger
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I'm an educator, voracious reader, and musician.
I'm an educator, voracious reader, and musician.

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Check out my about.me page and view/read my blog! 

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Conferencing with students.  
New video about how I plan to document all my conferences with my students!

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Excited to eventually utilize this technology!  Sounds interesting!  

http://youtu.be/JUiLc0If0CI

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"If we wind up with multiple tests, and those tests are reporting different percentages of kids proficient, ... it seems to me that's a huge blow to the common-core advocates' original argument."  

With multiple assessment companies competing and vying for prominence, determining validity regarding the assessment of instruction based on the common core standards will be problematic.  Which company's data will be the most valid?   

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/07/30tests.h33.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-GOO

"The more we stress in school only what we can measure the more we need to remember that not everything that is measurable matters and not everything that matters is measurable."  Elliot Eisner 

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It's about time important organizations started to raise awareness about this issue.  The grass roots movement is impressive.  Yet, having the support and prestige of organizations like these would be propitious.  

Albert Shanker (often accredited with the idea for charter schools) would be turning in his grave if he saw what charter schools and EMOs have become.  Greed and seeking to make a profit should not motivate people to open and operate schools.  

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/marketplacek12/2014/02/aft_nonprofit_launch_cashing_in_on_kids_website_spur_controversy.html?r=1345277360

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As educators, we must focus less on teaching students WHAT to think, and more on HOW to think! #PBL

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"Genius Hour" or "20 Time" in education.  Very interesting sounding educational approach to providing electives, encouraging curiosity, and developing problem-solving/critical thinking skills.  

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Looking for input/collaboration/discussion/debate/dialogue regarding the development of reading/Language Arts curriculum for a STEM program!

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I'm perplexed as to why people aren't critically evaluating these organizations.  Much like TFA, this organization breeds recruits that have no intention of staying in the classroom or in education.  How can that be good for education?  
Leadership for Educational Equity, a spinoff of the controversial Teach for America teacher-placement program has expanded rapidly in recent months.
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