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Four professors discuss recent worldwide protests

An article that appeared in the Israeli newspaper HA'ARETZ, reporting discussion with three Harvard faculty, Helen Haste (HGSE), Jim Sidanius (FAS) and Ryan Enos (Government) about the recent worldwide protest movements.  Translated from Hebrew by Shai Fuxman

02.12.2011 02/12/2011

מאת: אשר שכטר By Asher Schechter…


Added by CMEI on December 11, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Do teacher student relationships matter? by Hunter Gehlbach


Although I am hopeful that the talk on teacher-student relationships (Eliot Lyman, Oct. 6, 12 to 1:45pm) will provide much more food for thought, here is an appetizer that builds off the abstract of the talk:


As the educational world increasingly focuses on measuring teacher effectiveness, concern grows that "effective teachers" are defined narrowly as those who raise student test scores.  Through this talk we will explore the possibility that teachers' capacities to…


Added by CMEI on October 2, 2011 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Learning on the Farm, by Steve Jordan, EdM '10

For eleven years I taught at Mundelein High School in Mundelein, Illinois, a suburb far enough from Chicago to be close to some farmland. One year a former student called me to talk about an organic farm she had started that was about 10 minutes away. I sought out some of the more environmentally-minded students was currently teaching, reserved the school van, and then headed out with seven teenagers on a beautiful, warm spring afternoon.

When we got to the farm, we were given a quick… Continue

Added by CMEI on September 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Vanity of the Bonfires, by Helen Haste

In 1821 the poet and playwright Heinrich Heine wrote in a play: "That was but a prelude; where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people also." That was 112 years before Hitler’s supporters ominously burned books in Berlin's Opernplatz, but plenty of books, and people, had burned in earlier centuries in the fight against heresy. However, let us be clear; if Terry Jones wanted to have a private garden bonfire at his home where he burned his copies of the Qur’an and Bible along with… Continue

Added by CMEI on September 15, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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