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Thomas S. McDonald
Thomas McDonald has been providing client focused, innovative, professional solutions since 1977
Thomas McDonald has been providing client focused, innovative, professional solutions since 1977
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When Student Success is defined by an educator: https://lnkd.in/e4_J_4m; It's interesting what you missed. How about the education gap created by traditional one size fits all teaching? This directly creates, unemployment, underemployment, poverty, substance abuse, crime and incarceration. Being out of touch with reality is not a desirable characteristic. How about the average debt that a college student obtains by attending college ($30k) and then being part of the education gap by dropping out, or worse yet graduating and then being unemployed or underemployed. With both example major sacrifices must be made to pay back the debt. Also society suffers becaause these folks were not trained to get real jobs. Huh. YOU are charging for a service that doesn't deliver promised results. Is it the students fault? No, it's educations fault, by not empowering all teachers to empower all students with sustained, relevant performance improvement outcomes. You simply have drowned in your own nonsense. ps IF you utilize any form of one size fits all teaching (lecture, powerpoint, word doc, pdf file, video, traditional elearning, whiteboard, ewhiteboard, clicker, overhead projector, ) YOU are perpetuating the industrial model of teaching. Since most teachers are guilty of this, you most likely are routinely using the evil you are criticizing. You are coming at this from a how does this affect me standpoint. Sorry, that's your problem. We care about the forest, not your tree.
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School Districts Have Tripled Spending on Adaptive Learning Technology; https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2017/08/school-districts-have-tripled-spending-adaptive-learning-technology; look at my comments below the article: $3 Billion ($18 thousand per participant) has been spent annually on traditional one size fits all professional development, with NO advanced participant performance improvement. Please read that again. $41 million spent over the last two years ($20.5M annualized) on adaptive learning is a drop in the bucket. When used correctly, adaptive learning works to advance individual performance improvement outcomes. The problem is lots of purchases are either not used correctly, or not implemented. try to wrap your head around this, if you care about advancing individual sustained performance improvement outcomes for all students, as I do
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Spell of Mass Hypnosis: Negative Hallucination: How the media and traditional educators deflect from the real issues to lead you to believe that the nonsense they are sharing is true and correct; BUYER BEWARE; https://www.facebook.com/HealthRanger/videos/10154718988166316/; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/38909/student-numbers-classes/
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Pushing school start times to 8:30 a.m. could add billions to the US economy: https://lnkd.in/eEbcVYm;
https://www.rand.org/pubs/research_reports/RR2109.html
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How about including this is your union negotiations? As we have learned, more pay does not advance student success outcomes for all students; Strong Collaborative Relationships for Strong Community Schools; http://nepc.colorado.edu/publication/leadership
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Student Success, PI Outcomes for All students Once size fits all teaching is insanity:
http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/3226/learning-transfer-5/
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I'm one year older :( It's my birthday, today! PLEASE :) - wish me a happy birthday by liking my facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/McDonaldSalesandMarketingLLC/
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Advancing Student Success Outcomes, for ALL Students -http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/4653/innovate-to-educate-system-redesign-for-personalized-learning/; Access this information and much, much, more , here: http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/research/;
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Only 42 percent of teacher Prep Programs systematically deliver content knowledge & how to teach that knowledge for all of their teacher candidates — not just some — including those seeking certification to teach English, mathematics, science, or social studies: http://www.nctq.org/teacherPrep/findings/landscapes.do; http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/20208/learning-strategies-2/
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GREAT TEACHERS MATTER (Why do we have so few great teachers)?: https://lnkd.in/e4P6_KX; Find this and more here: http://mcdonaldsalesandmarketing.biz/20208/learning-strategies-2/
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