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July 31, 2012

Teacher Talk: Keeping Our Irreplaceables

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. TNTP's new r...

July 30, 2012

Voices from the Classroom

Note: Sydney Morris and Evan Stone, co-founders and co-CEOs of Educators for Excellence, are guest posting this week. E4E is a national teacher-led organization working to ensure that teachers have a meaningful voice in the creation of policies that impact their classrooms and careers. It was the s...

July 27, 2012

A Final Trio of Thoughts

Note: Maddie Fennell, former Nebraska Teacher of the Year and chair of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, is guest posting this week. This week was my first attempt at sticking my toe in the world of blogging. I want to thank Rick for allowing me to...

July 25, 2012

How Do We Measure and Value Effectiveness?

Note: Maddie Fennell, former Nebraska Teacher of the Year and chair of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, is guest posting this week. In 2007 I was honored to be named the Nebraska Teacher of the Year. Like many of my fellow state Teachers of the Yea...

July 23, 2012

Transforming Teaching

Note: Maddie Fennell, former Nebraska Teacher of the Year and chair of the National Education Association's Commission on Effective Teachers and Teaching, is guest posting this week. In just three weeks I will be starting my 23rd year as a classroom teacher. I have taught 1st, 6th, and now I teach...

July 20, 2012

Meaningful Assessment and the Garden Shed

Note: Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer of MasteryConnect, is guest posting this week. I want to thank Rick for allowing me this forum to share my thoughts on assessment and offer a special thank you to everyone who took the time to share their thoughts. How can we help teachers find real v...

July 18, 2012

It Takes More Than a Minute to Win It

Note: Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer of MasteryConnect, is guest posting this week. Today I am going to take a deeper dive into the world of educational testing. I will hopefully make sense of it all in Friday's post where I will explain the importance of teaching students how to build a gar...

July 16, 2012

Is All of This Testing Really Necessary?

Note: Trenton Goble, Chief Academic Officer of MasteryConnect, is guest posting this week. I want to thank Rick for giving me the opportunity to guest blog this week, and hope you will join in on the conversation. Over the last 20 years, I have worked as an elementary school teacher, principal, a...

July 13, 2012

Whence Comes Success in NYC Schools?

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, program manager in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. This week I've looked at two of the most popular K-12 issues--teacher quality and school accountability. My plan was to conclude today with a third--what lesson...

July 12, 2012

A Tale of Two Schools

Note: Daniel Lautzenheiser, program manager in education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute, is guest posting this week. If there's ever a tangible physical reminder about the differences in education quality in a particular locale, it is found on the floors of a school building on...

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