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The Erosion of American Education Has Turned into a DeVostating Mudslide, by David Greene

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David Greene is a teacher/mentor, who blogs about education; he describes real learning  ‘project based education. He and gives us hope that it may survive the current tsunami of bad ideas. Learning is best done “in the company of a passionate adult who is rigorously perusing inquiry in the area of their subject matter and is inviting students along as peers in that discourse.” When teachers use projects to build skills & knowledge the kids behave like scientists, artists, and historians, instead of just studying the content, and only doing restrictive work that allows for success on multiple choice tests. What better way is there than though actually doing the work rather than learning about it. After all, “what is adolescence but trying on new roles and sampling identities? We must just give them the chance.” READ!!

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