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Russ on Reading: Knowledge, Belief, THE DIFFERENCE, and the Professional Educator; by Russ Walsh

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"What do teachers do when the research is inconclusive or when research findings conflict?  He  writes: " Most informed people who have seen the evidence & heard from the experts,have reached an informed conclusion on climate change. This is a good thing and  a matter of rigorous academic inquiry. I ask teachers & teacher leaders to apply the same academic rigor to instructional practice: to make our instructional decisions on what we know works - based on research . But,  when I talk  to teachers about instructional practice, I hear a lot of faith-based language. "I don't believe in homework."I believe in using round robin &popcorn reading."  The point is that  professional educators must make decisions  in line with the evidence, and keep reading, adjusting & employing their  best professional judgement. That is the essence of being a professional."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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