Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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The Carnival #178 is in town!

The Carnival #178 is in town!

By on July 2, 2008

The Carnival #178 has come to town!

The Carnival of Education is in Town!

The Carnival of Education is in Town!

By on June 25, 2008

The Carnival of Education #177 has arrived and my article, "How to Find a Job in Education that You Love" is featured.

Surely Shakespeare has a sniglet for it?

Surely Shakespeare has a sniglet for it?

By on June 21, 2008

What's a word for both grateful and frustrated?

NCLB?  How ’bout B-studentsLB

NCLB? How ’bout B-studentsLB

By on June 21, 2008

NCLB might be losing the highest students, but it is also causing the loss of the middle-of-the-line student's electives.

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

Comment on Dangerously Irrelevant’s “Ed Tech Quarantine?”

By on June 19, 2008

As I commented on Dangerously Irrelevant's blog, we need to respect those who do not share our tech enthusiasm, yet keep the battle waged.

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

Computer Literacy Support should not be Conditional: Joanne Jacobs comment

By on June 18, 2008

Supporting computer literacy should not be conditional. Joanne Jacobs challenges in her recent article, "Computers Don't Boost Poor Kids' Grades," that computers in many homes are only used to games and not for literacy. I say, it's a start.

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

A little Tweenteacher trivia and The Carnival Comes to Town!

By on June 11, 2008

The Carnival #175 is in town!

D is the New F for North Carolina

D is the New F for North Carolina

By on June 11, 2008

Is D the hew F? I comment on The Core Knowledge Blog.

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

Credential Programs: Give us your money and we’ll give you a classroom

By on June 9, 2008

I comment on the Education Week's article, Busywork 101.

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

It’s the End of The Internet as we Know It (and I feel…)

By on June 8, 2008

Is the Internet as we know it really coming to an end in 2012? Well, not if Google and the porn industry have anything to say about it.

The Seventh Affliction

The Seventh Affliction

By on June 6, 2008

The Education Gadfly analyzed 6 main afflictions of teaching. But it forgot #7...

An Honors Student Does Not a Critical-Thinker Necessarily Make

An Honors Student Does Not a Critical-Thinker Necessarily Make

By on June 4, 2008

An honors student does not always a critical thinker make.

The Carnival #174 has Arrived!

The Carnival #174 has Arrived!

By on June 4, 2008

The Carnival of Education #174 has arrived and tweenteacher has once again been invited to the party.

Make an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Make an Offer They Can’t Refuse

By on June 2, 2008

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.

Ed Tech is the new Home Ec and Shop

Ed Tech is the new Home Ec and Shop

By on May 27, 2008

McCain and Clinton don't mention Ed Tech in their educational policies. Obama merely mentions it in relations to Maths and Sciences. But Ed Tech is not the elite. It is the Home Ec and Shop classes for this generation.