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April 03, 2013

How Can Teachers Be Observed Without Them Getting Demoralized?

Alex V. asks: How can I help my school develop a culture of open practice where teachers are happy to be observed and look forward to observing and learning from each other, in a school where up until now observation has been used as a tool of evaluation and judgment from the administration without...

March 11, 2013

Response: Teachers & Superintendents Must "Work To Understand Each Other"

(This is Part Two of a two-part series. You can see Part One here) Last week's question was: How can teachers best relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa? A few days ago, we heard responses from a teacher perspective: Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers; Dean ...

March 10, 2013

Response: We Need "Fewer John Waynes & More John Deweys"

(This is Part One of a two-part series.) Last week's question was: How can teachers best relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa? This is a question that I regularly wrestle with in our school district, and I assume many others around the country do as well. Today's guest responses will be c...

March 06, 2013

How can Teachers Best Relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa?

This week's question is: How can teachers best relate to Superintendents -- and vice versa? Please share your thoughts in the comments or, if you prefer, feel free to email them to me. This will turn into a multi-part series, so there will be plenty of space for reader contributions. I might be p...

February 05, 2013

Response: How Peer Assistance Can Improve Teacher Practice

(This is the second post in a two-part series on this topic. You can see Part One here) 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 effectiv...

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...

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