Category: Dearborn Highschool

GenEd: Dodgeball Repeats Itself (Part One)

"Math and language matter; history doesn't." How can I prove my students wrong?

GenEd: Kill the Mockingbird, Already!

As a serious study of American racism, Harper Lee’s "Mockingbird" is shallow, misleading, and actually quite dangerous.

GenEd: Dumb Kids

Stop telling kids they're dumb by not telling kids they're dumb.

​State Board Appoints Michael Rice As Next State Superintendent

May 7, 2019 LANSING – The State Board of Education today selected Dr. Michael Rice to be Michigan’s next State Superintendent. Following a full day interviewing three finalists, the State Board voted 5-3 to appoint the 56-year-old Rice, over the other candidates: Wayne RESA Superintendent Randy Liepa, and Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift. ...

GenEd: “Real Words”

Ordering minority groups to “speak proper English” suppresses and negates their culture and identity.

GenEd: All Testing Left Behind

Testing, not kids, is what's failing across America.

المنتدى الثقافي في ديربورن – واقع النظام التعليمي في الولايات المتحدة للأستاذ حيدر مازن [Video | Arabic]

  جزء 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1nBWbX_7Z0&feature=youtu.be جزء 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjgUZI6TPUY&feature=youtu.be جزء 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmnCLAEMF4c&feature=youtu.be جزء 4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPpRVrDWqy8

GenEd: The Roads Not Taken

Doctor. Lawyer. Pharmacist. Engineer. If all else fails, be a teacher. "It is concerning—if not blatantly outrageous—that an entire community’s sense of accomplishment boils down to these narrow, shallow, and utterly invalid standards of success."

GenEd: “Ladderal” Moves in Education

"We are not going to reform decades of educational malpractice by replacing chalkboards with smartboards, notebooks with chromebooks, instructional texts with instructional video...that is, gimmicks that continue to shove kids up the 'education' ladder. The problem is the ladder itself."