May 2012 Archives

If a PhD is not a marker of accomplishment in education, is there any mechanism by which educators can demonstrate their value?

A hat tip to all the band teachers and student musicians who help make Memorial Day meaningful this weekend.

Good teachers are not self-effacing. A timid, self-effacing person meeting 35 8th graders at 7:20 every morning is in trouble. So why aren't accomplished teachers at the forefront of the discourse on their own issues?

Who is transforming education where you live and work? Whose name would you put forward as "up and coming?"

Grading is not assessment. And who taught parents to value grading over assessment? We did.

Even if it were true that only 25% of teachers are excellent, wouldn't the logical goal be making more excellent teachers?


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