Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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Training Judges for a Speech Tournament: A Reflection on How Students (Even Adults) Learn

By on October 26, 2014

e just finished hosting our first quarter speech tournament on Friday night.  Our league, to our knowledge, is one of the largest middle school leagues in the country, and the coaches meet frequently to ensure that our tournaments run as

When the Aliens Attack, Will Education Unite?

When the Aliens Attack, Will Education Unite?

By on February 18, 2010

I just took a look at the recently released Metlife Survey of the American Teacher, and its section on “Effective Teaching and Leadership.”  This section of the survey reported much about the opinions of teachers and administrators, focusing much of

Why Equity can be a bad word for Education

Why Equity can be a bad word for Education

By on February 11, 2010

As well intentioned as it is, the goal of equity in all branches of education is doing a disservice to the goal of, well, equity. I’m searching for a word here. Maybe I need to make one up. I need

Open Letter to Obama – Facebook Campaign

Open Letter to Obama – Facebook Campaign

By on November 15, 2009

My fellow Teacher Leader Network colleague, Anthony Cody, recently began a Facebook campaign which has lit a fire in teachers from around the country. Open Letters to President Obama asks teachers to write a letter to our president and Secretary