This last post in series on teacher evaluation shares commentaries from W. James Popham, Barnett Berry, Pia Lindquist Wong, Rick Stiggins and Derek Cabrera, along with thoughts from readers.
Part Two features contributions on the teacher evaluation process from Julian Vasquez Heilig (with Lisa Hernandez), Ben Spielberg, David Berliner and Paul Bruno.
In Part One of a three-part series, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, California Teachers Association President Dean Vogel, and 2012 National Teacher Of The Year Rebecca Mieliwocki share their thoughts on teacher evaluations.
The new question-of-the-week is: "What Are Alternatives To Using Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations?"
Leslie Texas, Tammy Jones and Denise Flick share their thoughts on math instruction, as do a number of readers.
Anne Collins, Sue O'Connell, Alexandra Mattis and José Luis Vilson share their thoughts and suggestions about teaching Math in Part One of a two-part series.
This week's question-of-the-week is: "What strategies help math facts stick besides the old "drill the skill" and, if someone is not proficient at addition facts, can learning multiplication help or confuse?"
Today, three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts on how to engage with race and class in the classroom.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are constructive ways teachers can deal with issues of race and class in the classroom?
Today's final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination -- a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's - the two then developed a partnership.