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Objectively measuring the value of anything seems dubious… except maybe money and votes.

“Network analysis”—the integration of more variables into decision-making—creates better decisions than “industry analysis”—decision-making based on recognized variables.

Those subject matters that are so important in school do not exist outside of it.

Never thought Elon Musk would do so much for the adoption of a decentralised infrastructure…

Please Elon, can you buy Elsevier ?

#HigherEd peeps:
Key factors re: Black #CommunityCollege students likelihood to transfer:
-Completed transfer-level Eng & math in the 1st year: 310% more likely
-Complete transfer math, but not Eng in the 1st year: 160% more likely
-Completed Eng, but not math: 70% more likely
-Met with a counselor: 60% more likely
-Participated in Umoja: 20% more likely

I unpack the African American Transfer Tipping Point Study w/ Dr. Darla Cooper.
#StudentSuccess #RacialEquity


“Precise measurements” are not necessarily “scientific.”

“It’s obvious that…” is a sure sign someone is about to say something no one agrees… and nature objects too.

“That OER book is OK, but they need to fix….”

Let me explain how this works.

Punishment isn’t pedagogy.

The fact that as many people need to learn this as I near the end of my career as needed to hear it at the beginning shows how little educators care about research-based methods.

When I no longer cared about grades, I became a straight A student. Unfortunately, it was my in the last half of my undergraduate studies.

Chromebooks foisted on students? Teachers monitoring what children do outside of the classroom via nonfree software? Surveillance of children is common, and it's at your child's school, too. Support #FreeSoftware

Folks have asked me if I’d consider returning to teaching… I tell them my conditions… all grounded in my work experience outside of school… they tell me I’m unreasonable.

@garyackerman 🤣 This BR quote seems appropriate: “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it.
If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance with his instincts, he will accept it even on the slenderest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.”

BERTRAND RUSSELL, Proposed Roads to Freedom

“Averages can be misleading.” Truer sentences are rarely written.

When science demonstrates you are wrong, the obvious thing to do is deny it… well not to me, but it seems that is the preferred action at least here in the USA.

Ok…if shoddy research is disallowed… much of the data in education will be… well let’s just keep that research because it really matches the stories we have decided to tell.

If you hang out with jerks, then I assume you are… wait for it… a jerk.

“Data” generally assumes you have a large dataset and seek to describe patterns and correlations… “data” was never meant to characterize an individual.

@sspadt I will by a $9+ beer at the Steelers game as a gesture of remembrance for those who can’t buy beer at the world cup. :)

Don’t say, “I didn’t do it” to the person. Who knows how to get into the logs.

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