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Remainders: Tough questions raised about the Socratic method

  • New research suggests the Socratic method of questioning doesn’t always yield understanding. (Time)
  • A California teacher pens an ode to her school’s counselor, the diamond of the school. (Tween Teacher)
  • A New Dorp High School student journalist reports on the day metal detectors showed up. (SchoolBook)
  • The push to collect more data about students means there is more room for security breaches. (HuffPo)
  • A new mentoring program is being billed as a one-on-one Teach for America. (New Haven Independent)
  • A report from a Bed-Stuy charter school where an anti-cyberbullying program kicked off this week. (Patch)
  • An advocate for adopting international education methods lists priorities from abroad. (Class Struggle)
  • The NYCLU is encouraging students to wear black armbands for free speech tomorrow. (NYCLU Twitter)
  • Tracing the “half of all teachers leave in five years” claim back through its many versions. (Shanker Blog)
  • What can be done with a decent student who refuses to write papers or apply to college? (NYC Educator)