“Did you know someone wh...

Mar 26, 2018 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – I asked that question in all three of my classes today. I qualified it by saying I wanted to exclude...

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A very important read about Tu...

Sep 23, 2016 by

Kenneth Bernstein – Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post has a blog called The Answer Sheet, which regularly provides the...

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Reflections after 3 days on a ...

Aug 23, 2015 by

Kenneth Bernstein – Those who have followed my writing know that I was having some trouble finding a satisfactory teaching job...

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To teach

Dec 14, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – is or should be a sacred task, particularly when dealing with young people, not adults I have taught in...

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Is there a teacher who had a g...

Nov 4, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – If so, you have a chance to honor them.  NPR is running a “contest” to name 50 great...

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Some thoughts on teaching

Sep 30, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – This past weekend I spent almost ten hours reading, commenting upon and correcting student papers. I...

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Briefly, why I am still teachi...

Sep 14, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – There is nothing more important I can imagine doing that challenging the students I have to think more...

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Barbara Kanninen for Arlington...

May 14, 2014 by

Kenneth Bernstein – Perhaps a single seat on a local school board might not seem a matter of sufficient importance for a...

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Dear President and Mrs. Obama

Apr 28, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – I know how caring you are about your wonderful daughters. You have chosen to send them to wonderful...

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Teaching a class at Harvard

Apr 19, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Well, to be more accurate, this is about my experience of being a guest speaker for about half of a 3...

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A different approach to educat...

Mar 30, 2014 by

Kenneth Bernstein – By now, most people interested in education and international comparisons among countries is aware both...

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The Failure of Test-Based Acco...

Mar 12, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – is the title of this blog at Education Week by Marc Tucker.  Diane Ravitch calls it the best thing she...

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15 Months in Virtual Charter H...

Jan 8, 2014 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – One major phenomenon that has blossomed as part the corporatization of education in the two most recent...

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A conversation with Andy Shall...

Dec 27, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Andy Shallal  is an artist, a restaurant owner, a businessman, and now a candidate for the Democratic...

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Education: I have a favor to a...

Nov 27, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – I was asked to share the following video, which was prepared by ParentVoices NY. One of those parents is...

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A parent’s response to A...

Nov 18, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein- Parent said, “Brennan has every advantage you can think of. He’s white. He’s upper-middle...

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Reign of Error: the important ...

Sep 16, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – The testing, accountability, and choice strategies offer the illusion of change while changing nothing....

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Invent to Learn: Making, Tinke...

Sep 1, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – This is a review of the book of that title by Sylvia Sylvia Libow & Gary Stager, which first...

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A new school year, one week in

Aug 31, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Yesterday ended the first week with students at my new school.  On Monday we had only freshmen so they...

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The Reflective Practice of Tea...

Jul 12, 2013 by

by Kenneth Bernstein – As a teacher, I cannot imagine not reflecting as a regular part of my teaching practice.   Part of...

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