I’m not a big Survivor fan. I mean, I really hate what the people become when pitted against each other. So I don’t watch it…at least not on TV. So when I read Scott McLeod’s post suggesting that school communities
Every year my nemesis rears its ugly head: the epic paragraph. Epic paragraphs are those essays comprised entirely of one mega-paragraph with no indentations to indicate transition from thought thought. I bet you thought your kids were the only ones
CUE scored Marzano. As he began his keynote presentation on Friday at the 2009 Computer Using Educators conference, Robert Marzano confessed that he had been slow on the tech bandwagon, only recently researching enough to see what all the
How can you take control of your teaching, both literally and internally? Read my Top 10 list that advises a teacher on how to get what you need in this demanding job of ours, how to survive it, and how to love it.
So I looked at my 8th grade students’ scores after they took the MMA and sighed. Their scores sucked.
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,
OK, so as I write this I’m watching Sesame Street with my 2 year old. This big-feathered muppet just announced that the Word on the Street is, get this…Struggle. I kid you not. I guess times are tough even on
Just a brief post of victory to share: At the beginning of Sept 2007, I gave a pre-assessment to my class in order to learn their levels and begin the process of differentiation. I looked through the results and my
Kelly Gallagher on the simple concept: "Everyone improves."
NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.
Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.
I know the use of new teachers in harder-to-teach classrooms is frowned upon, but maybe they have some pros in the face of so many cons: energy, passion, and flexibility.
In a response to the New York Times article from 3/23, there are three elements that must be in place for a student to succeed: the home life, the school, and the student.
Education needs to reach beyond those within education for ideas on how to solve its problems. Maybe the X Prize Foundation can figure it out.