Heather Wolpert-Gawron

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L.A. Times: “Don’t Forget a Note of Thanks”

L.A. Times: “Don’t Forget a Note of Thanks”

By on December 9, 2009

Sunday’s LA Times took a tip from Miss Manners and decided to include a “Yuletide Tip Guide” in Booth Moore’s article “Don’t Forget a Note of Thanks.”  Warm and fuzzy, right?  Well, you should read the list.

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

My Struggles with Tenure

My Struggles with Tenure

By on October 21, 2009

I’m really struggling with my feelings about tenure. Currently, the conversation goes as follows: “Hey, I got tenure.” “Cool, pass the mustard.” When, in fact, it should be: “Hey, I got tenure!” “Are you kidding? That’s fantastic! Holy %^$#@, you

Teacher Evaluation meets Survivor

Teacher Evaluation meets Survivor

By on May 12, 2009

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

Teacher-Led Evaluations

Teacher-Led Evaluations

By on March 27, 2009

I was musing over a post at Bill Ferriter’s blog, “The Tempered Radical,” about “white space” teachers. These are the teachers who are doing great things quietly, unrecognized for their contributions to the overall success of a school. So I