Based on a comment I wrote for a D-Ed Reckoning article, this post explains how it isn't that educational research that is at fault so much as those teachers not implementing what we know to work.
An honors student does not always a critical thinker make.
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.
Here is my Powerpoint on How to Write Dialogue and How to Use Quotation Marks in dialogue.
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.
Alternative Teacher Credential programs must be entertained, as do new ways to mentor new teachers.
Here is a list of graduation speeches that I find particularly wonderful. Enjoy!
Guess what’s back?! Yes, indeed, the NY Times is reporting that “The Electric Company”, that hip how-to-read show set to a funky beat that became the background soundtrack to many a moment in my childhood, is back.
Here you will find more information about me and my upcoming conference sessions at the CCHE and FETC/CUE conferences
Here are some encouraging test prep words from my students.
This latest study from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor is a supposedly landmark, but, frankly, it's a combination between Howard Gardner's basic theories and the card game, "Concentration."
In this article I comment on Nancy Flanagan's blog and give my own take on competition in the classroom.
Well, CSTs are around the corner. You can hear them coming from a mile away, huffing and puffing like an overweight uncle trying to keep up at a family picnic. They burst onto the scene with great academic hysterics. We
he LA Times article "Calif Public Schools Seek Private Money Just to Cover the Basics" reports that families are being asked to pay for public school fundamentals. But shouldn't we find out where all the money is going first?
This is comment made to answer the question "Is there less room for odd ducks in today's schools?" as posed by Joanne Jacobs.
New teacher programs are clunky and redundant, asking more from the new teacher then their day-job does.
Teachers in this generation are TLL (Tech Language Learners) and must evolve in their practices to view technology not as a crime but as a tool.
This is a response to Dave Saba's blog on the amount of careers an average 18-40 will have in their lifetime. Will it effect education? Maybe for the better.
This article expands on my Tip #9: Don't Work for Free. It explores our own responsibility as teachers in how we're not compensated for our true work hours.