The fact that a teacher makes a difference cannot be extended to mean teachers alone are responsible for making up the difference between rich and poor in our society
February 2010 Archives
"Everyone knows that the key ingredient in a student's education is the teacher. Do 20% of teachers really think they don't even 'share' responsibility for all students?"
Duncan says he understands the hard work teachers do, but then applauds when an entire high school faculty is fired. What is the message here?
"Starve the Beast" means no revenues for government -- but our students are the ones that are suffering. Protests are planned for March 4 -- will you take a stand?
Current school reforms prize competition above all -- and miss the great value of collaboration. When teachers have time to learn together, students come out ahead.
Blogger Marc Dean Millot raises questions about the integrity of the Race to the Top and finds himself accused of hearsay. But is there some fire behind all this smoke?
This week Chuck Olynyk, along with many of his colleagues, submitted transfer papers rather than reapply for their own jobs. He shares some valuable lessons with us.
From coast to coast, schools are being reconstituted. But is this the best way to build success? Perhaps there is a better way.
Arne Duncan says we must "give every child a chance to discover their genius." What are the implications?
President Obama is calling for more authentic assessments of student learning, and he appears to be beginning to act on his promise to shift us away from standardized tests.
If we are all being encouraged--no, begged--to remain, then we cannot be the problem. But if we are not the problem, then why the wholesale forced exodus...?
A great teacher needs to be able to transmit to his students a passion for learning about the world. Whatever the subject, we need to make it come alive in our classroom.