Friday’s Finds #22

This week’s finds on Twitter are all dedicated to education:

Testing:

Mark Federman: standardized curriculum and testing contribute to the deterioration of public education.

How grades replaced the teacher’s name: William Farish: The Worlds Most Famous Lazy Teacher. via @nwinton [the story by the student at the end of this article is worth a read]

Listening to the mainstream media and educators discuss the New Brunswick public education standardized test results was disheartening. I liken it to two obsolete institutions trying to prepare our society for life in the early 20th century. Here is CBC perpetuating the industrial myth

Literacy:

New Zealand Education Minister: “Digital literacy is no longer a novelty.” via @josiefraser

Food for Thought:

Good food is the wedge that has caused a revolution in a Wisconsin School. In 1997, a private group called Natural Ovens began installing a healthy lunch program. via @robpatrob

Universities:

John Polanyi on TVO’s Big Idea: “the role of the university is to provide context and connect”

Sleep is for those with job security [life without tenure as a post-doc] via @lemire

Fields medalist Terry Tao has seen the future of academic work, and it is networked and collaborative: via @sebpaquet

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