So I’ve been a little quiet as of late. After all, it’s been the last two weeks of school and I’m in crunch time on some writing deadlines. In addition, I’ve got to learn some new-fangled strategies using the Interactive
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
So, in a move reminiscent of a 12-year old girl caught up in the riot mentality of rumors, I believed the whisper I heard about not getting my Whiteboard for 2 months. But I tell you now: it was false,
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!
I just saw Doug Fisher's presentation on ELL students in the Language Arts classroom. I got me reflective on tech's role in collaboration in the classroom.
The Carnival of Education #177 has arrived and my article, "How to Find a Job in Education that You Love" is featured.
NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.
Don't just take the first job handed to you. Here's a step-by-step guide in finding a job in education on your terms.
Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.
I received a note from an old student of mine. I wanted to share it with you. May you all get such a moment in your careers to see the influence you once had on someone.
I comment on the Education Week's article, Busywork 101.
The Carnival of Education #174 has arrived and tweenteacher has once again been invited to the party.
How does an administrator control the quality of their staff if the union won't let them transfer an ineffective teacher? According to The Washington Post, some unions are loosening up on their hold over administrator's rights.
In every school there is a teacher who actively cheers on the failings of his/her own school. When they walk by, it's like a wake of smog has engulfed you.
Why does the union stand in the way of getting rid of a bad teacher? Doesn't that undermine the work of other teachers?
Alternative Teacher Credential programs must be entertained, as do new ways to mentor new teachers.
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.