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February 01, 2013

Response: Creating a Culture of Improvement With Peer Assistance & Review (PAR)

(This is the first post in a two-part series on this topic) Last week's question was: What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work? In the ongoing teacher evaluation debate, Peer Assistance and Review (PAR) is often highlighted by educators as an effective tool for teacher support a...

January 30, 2013

What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work?

This week's "question of the week" is: What Is Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) & How Does It Work? In the ongoing teacher evaluation debate, Peer Assistance and Review is often highlighted by educators as an effective tool for teacher support and development. However, many others are unclear about...

May 23, 2012

Response: Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario's Schools -- Part Two

(This is the second of a two-part series on Ontario's schools. You can find Part One here) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in...

May 21, 2012

Response: Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario's Schools -- Part One

(This is the first of a two-part series on Ontario's schools) Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, last week I asked: What's going on in Ontario's schools? I'll be p...

May 16, 2012

What's Going On In Ontario's Schools?

Much has been written about the high-performing schools in Finland and Singapore, but I've recently begun to hear more about our neighbors to the north in Ontario. So, the newest "question of the week" is: What's going on in Ontario's schools? Are there readers our there more familiar with what's...

May 15, 2012

Response: Helping Long-Term ELL's & Evaluating ELL Teachers Fairly

This week, I'm doing something a little different and offering responses to two, instead of one, "questions of the week." They both relate to English Language Learners. The first one relates to long-term ELL's and the second is on how ELL teachers can be evaluated fairly. QUESTION ONE Anne Smith...

April 17, 2012

Response: Several Kinds Of Grading Systems

Charlie Herzog asked: Should we continue to assign students grades in the traditional manner (percentages & letters), or should we move towards a system based on levels of mastery? Grading is always a hot topic for teachers. I don't have much knowledge of the "mastery" grading concept, though,...

April 03, 2012

Response: Hopes For The NEA's "New Action Agenda"

Though I'm receiving plenty of reader questions (but could always use more!), I periodically instead decide to respond to a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This is another one of those times (I'll be returning to reader questions on Friday). My question related to the major report and "new acti...

March 28, 2012

What Is The NEA Hoping To Do With Its "New Action Agenda"?

Though I'm receiving plenty of reader questions (but could always use more!), I periodically instead decide to respond to a "Question That's Been On My Mind." This is another one of those times (I'll be returning to reader questions next week).... My question relates to the major report and "new a...

March 27, 2012

Response: The Difference Between Parent "Involvement" & Parent "Engagement"

(This is the final post in a three part series on parent engagement. You can see Part One here and Part Two here) Kanwal Sachdeva asked: I enjoyed reading your article on 'how to make students learn to listen'. My question is- How do we make parents to listen to the teachers? You know, for the st...

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