Alternative Education Conference 8/3 – 8/6/17

My father, Julian Wilder, was an Education Professor at Adelphi University.  He had been referenced by futurist Alvin Toffler for his work. Dad did not believe any testing, and especially standardized tests, were of any use to teachers or students.  He would have been at the front lines speaking out against Common Core and supporting […]

High School rankings

KW: The big education news is a list of top high schools by US News & World Reports. It is interesting to look at what kind of schools won (many are specific and/or mission-oriented.) Also, to see the US News & World Reports rankings of all states in regards to high school education. And, if […]

Activity-permissive classrooms: Letting students stand, fidget, and just be

KW: I have always resisted our culture’s desire to have people “sit down and shut up.” As a high school student, I wrote a poem about a school girl’s foot, making circles under her desk. As a new teacher, I seethed when I was told that the first rule in my first grade classroom must […]

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