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Weingarten, Randi; Snyder, Timothy; Allen, Danielle – American Educator, 2018
On January 10, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and the Albert Shanker Institute cosponsored a panel moderated by AFT President Randi Weingarten on the role that American education should play in responding to the threats confronting our democracy. Two leading public intellectuals, Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History…
Descriptors: Civics, Democracy, Democratic Values, Role of Education
Barton, Craig – American Educator, 2018
In this article, the author asserts that asking and responding to diagnostic questions is the single most important part of teaching secondary school mathematics. He notes the importance of formative assessment and recommends a formative assessment strategy that requires students to be public about their answers to questions, displaying their…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods