Some of the News Fit to Print
CHARLOTTE DANIELSON ON TEACHING AND THE COMMON CORE
Charlotte Danielson, a former teacher and school administrator with degrees from Cornell and Oxford Universities, is one of the most recognized authorities on teaching practice in the United States. A popular speaker and trainer, she is best known as the creator of the "Framework for Teaching," a 115-page set of components for effective pedagogy that is used in many states and districts to inform teacher evaluation and professional development. Danielson recently released a new edition of her Framework for 2013, with updates designed to reflect the Common Core State Standards. In a recent interview with Education Week, Danielson talked to her about the common standards and how they might change teachers' work.
ABOUT HIGHER ED
RISK AND FAILURE HAVE LESSONS STUDENTS NEED FOR COLLEGE SUCCESS
Not only is it OK to fail, it is part of the learning process, says author Debbie Silver of Melissa, Texas. As a former teacher, university professor, and the author of Fall Down 7 Times, Get up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed (2012, Corwin and AMLE), Silver said that too many young people have had the "boulders rolled out of their paths" and go off to college without the coping skills needed when things don't go as expected. "Let kids make mistakes," urges Silver. And when they fail, ask: "What did you learn?" and "What will you do next time?" The post is from Education Week’s College Bound blog.
LET’S KILL THE PRESTIGE RACE BEFORE IT KILLS HIGHER ED
Jeff Selingo writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education: Most presidents will say they don’t care about rankings. They just did so again in a forthcoming survey of campus executives, conducted by The Chronicle, in which presidents put improved U.S. News & World Report rankings dead last in a list of measures by which they judge their success. But that message obviously hasn’t filtered down to their PR officers, who bombard the news media with press releases each fall, when the U.S. News rankings are released, or their marketing teams, which stuff this publication and others with advertising right around the time U.S. News sends its reputation survey to college leaders.