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John Holland

September 26, 2012

The no box

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Jose – Thanks for the back to back posts. Both got me thinking. I am going to respond to at least one. Maybe two. We’ll see. About being wrong. At the early childhood level it is actually considered a capital offense to tell a young child they are wrong. I am kidding but, not really. [...]

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José Luis Vilson

September 25, 2012

Other ways to tell a student they’re wrong without using the word “wrong”

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Hey John, Last week, Edutopia published an article I wrote about building a trusting environment in the classroom, and the idea most people gravitated to was the idea “Rarely use the word ‘wrong’.” Jesse Bacon made it into a meme, and none of that comes without its share of (self-promoting) critics. Yet, when guys like [...]

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José Luis Vilson

September 17, 2012

The newer new thing to do/act/think about on your spare time

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Hey John, Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to give your friend a writing prompt. Seriously, the first few days have been buzzing with excitement. I’m particularly impressed with my students’ ability to use the proofs we’ve developed for some laws of exponents and apply them to problems we haven’t yet discussed. [...]

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José Luis Vilson

August 28, 2012

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free [On dress code]

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John, Edutopia has blessed me with a spot on their blog as a guest writer, joining the likes of Elena Aguilar and Heather Wolpern-Gawron, both teacher leaders at the Teacher Leaders Network. I gotta say, I’m pretty excited considering most of my posts either focus on edu-wonk / policy or a specific article / trend [...]

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