OK, guys. So I got it from the horse’s mouth at CUE. According to the ISTE Director of Governmental Affairs, No Child Left Behind is not going away. In the weeks leading up to the election, the Obama administration
Check out my article in yesterday’s Teacher Magazine outlining 5 little-thought-about strategies in teaching test prep. Hope it helps you during your own Test Prep season. -Tweenteacher
Somehow, and maybe I’m reading into it here, I feel a little written off already. Education Week is reporting that some districts are pondering the possibility of “front-loading” new teacher salaries, increasing their compensation earlier in their career to aid
All hail the mighty Neil Gaiman! I can’t say that I actually called it, but I did recommend The Graveyard Book, did I not? Yes, it seems The Sandman himself has gone and won the Newbery Award. So congrats
I recently watched John Merrow’s interview with Michelle Rhee on the NewsHour. Michelle seems like a real mixed blessing for education. On one hand, she’s willing to clean house, and education does seriously need it. On the other hand, however,
Look, we all agree, that our job is to prepare our students for their future by teaching 21st Century skills, right? Well, then why is cursive even a continuing debate? We can no longer afford to spend time on
So we’re at my department meeting yesterday, and my head announces that due to budget cuts, we won’t be administering the CAT6 this year. There was this pause in the room that suggested suppressed sarcasm.
Welcome, citizens to the Carnival of Education #197. The transition should be smooth…Enjoy.
Man walked on the moon. JFK assassination. Shuttle explosion. 9/11. Obama elected president. Where were you when history was made last night? Clearly, not all of these rank quite as high as the memories from last night, but there are
I’m not sure what one can say about this latest story. AP reports that a number of students at a St Louis middle school are facing suspension for a spirit day gone awry. But how “Hug a Friend Day” de-evolved
Well, I’m off to San Jose to present at the ILC. I’ll be presenting my session, “Podcasting with 50 Middle Schoolers – RU Crazy?!” It isn’t just about podcasting. It’s also about the evolution of a tech-tentative Language Arts teacher
Howdy all! The Carnival of Education is in town and tweenteacher has joined the parade. Interesting host and post. Enjoy!
Is the tale of the recent surge of Interactive Whiteboards a grade-B horror flick or a Cinderella story? Are they the villain or the belle of the ball? They’ve begun creeping into trendsetting classrooms, taking over precious wall space and
The Carnival of Education #180 is hosted this week by SteveSpangler.com. Check out my entry if you haven’t already, and enjoy the parade!
The Carnival of Education has rolled on in and my article, “Collaboration…Blocked By A Firewall Near You” is an active participant this week. Thank you to Schiess Weekly for the inclusion. Enjoy!