THE GREATEST CHALLENGE TO EDUCATORS IN THIS DECADE IS TO PREPARE CHILDREN TO RISE ABOVE THE CONFIRMATION BIAS AND EMBRACE CRITICAL THINKING
NEW BOOK IN PROCESS
PROTECTING STUDENTS FROM MONSTERS, OGRES AND AGENDA DRIVEN POLITICIANS
The confirmation bias impacts our thinking in everything from daily living to the politicians for whom we vote. It diminishes the thought process by having us stop short of critical thinking forcing us to believe everything we hear, regardless of its validity. It is time to teach the whole child to rise above this bias and think deeply about all issues.
Teachers, educators, parents have you had enough? We have been marching and chanting for almost ten years and nothing has happened. It is time to take charge of your classroom and your school. Between the pages of my upcoming book is a step by step guideline designed to subvert the school in the best interest of children.
Now is the time to take back the school from the Monsters, Ogres, and Agenda Driven Politicians and give it to teachers, parents and students where it belongs.
PROTECTING STUDENTS FROM MONSTERS, OGRES, AND AGENDA DRIVEN POLITICIANS
Cap Lee has served 50 years in the trenches asking parents, kids and teachers the questions others have been afraid to ask. From that information he developed and implemented the Milwaukee Village School in 1995, a fully public school within the Milwaukee Public Schools with union support.
A significant but seldom noticed amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act is that made by Senator Susan Collins and Senator Bernie Sanders. The amendment passed with the final bill!. It says in part:
(a) "Innovative assessment system defined:
The term 'innovative assessment system' means a system of assessments that may include:
(1) Competency-based assessments, instructionally embedded assessments, interim assessments, cumulative year end assessments, or performance based assessments that combine into an annual summative determination for a student which may be administered through computer adapted assessments
(2) Assessments that validate when students are ready to demonstrate mastery or proficiency and allow for differentiated student support based on individual learning needs.
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Susan Ohanian's website was awarded the George Orwell award click