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Joseph Kaminski

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December 15, 2017

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Rewards with No Risk: A Broken Grading System

The problem behind any grading system is that every single one of them relate back to standards; and the first question that could be asked is this: who is behind the structures of the grading system? On a local level, it appears as if every teacher has full control of the criteria within their subject.

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Merging Technology with Kagan

If you’re in the public education system, then you’ve heard about (or have been forced to use) Kagan activities like Bloom’s Taxonomy Questions and the Fan-n-Pick Strategy – two methods to incite engagement through knowledge-based questions that we’ll be talking about today. I personally have a bias against Kaganist (clever pun, please love it) activities, but

Professionalizing History 5: Is it Justifiable to Apologize for History?

In the last installment of Professionalizing History, I discussed the war on American history – the nationalistic, patriotic, oftentimes conservative-based ideology that prefers to ignore the dark side of history. We talked about Howard Zinn, a name I’ll oftentimes refer to in later installments, and what he did to contribute to this so-called war against