Advice to a kid with dyslexia who sought it from famous people who also are dyslexic.
Two good stories from the NY Times:
- Fortress of Tedium: What I Learned as a Substitute Teacher
- An Effective but Exhausting Alternative to High-School Suspensions
What we learn in both cases is that it's harder than it looks.
Oh dear, looks like DFER Chicago folded up shop. When the going gets tough, well, people leave.
Comparing DFER’s role in the current teacher negotiations to 2012, the Sun-Times Lauren FitzPatrick yesterday wrote, “DFER no longer has a chapter in Illinois. Its national press shop did not respond to messages seeking comment, nor did its former local head.”Interestingly, nothing about Washington State in their blog for months. Hmmm.
Apple is offering a free app for middle school students to learn to code. Catch is, it only works on an iPad. From the NY Times:
What's on your mind?The Apple coding app is free, but it requires an iPad, the company’s tablet computer, which has declining sales and which many schools and families may not be able to afford.“How much of the motivation is for selling of product, and what does that do for schools that cannot afford this technology?” asked Jane Margolis, a senior researcher at the Graduate School of Education & Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, who has studied disparities in computer science education for more than two decades. “The threat is that it is going to replicate current inequities.