September 2010 Archives
If teachers dislike standardized test so much, why haven't they come with a better means of gauging student learning?
A Texas middle school has modeled their classrooms after colleges, replacing a traditional one-teacher class with large, 75-student lecture courses being taught by between five and nine teachers.
Can the controversial new education documentary elevate the arguments around teaching?
Miss Eyre fesses up to a subversive act: teaching a lesson on the mechanics of writing.
NBC held a press conference at the National Press Conference on Wednesday and tried clear up confusion about teachers' inclusion in the upcoming Education Nation special.
David Cohen, a National Board-certified teacher, points out eight real-life scenarios that call into question just how value-added teacher evaluation models measure teacher effectiveness.
The network plans to hold a press conference on Wednesday to address teachers' concerns about lack of representation on the upcoming "Education Nation" special.
The writers of the L.A. Times found themselves in a strange journalistic setting last week: reporting on a protest outside of their own building.
H/T to Bill Turque of the Washington Post for noticing some questionable last-minute campaigning from D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty, who lost the Democratic primary for mayor to Vincent Gray on Tuesday. (Considering the District's heavy...
Educator Brian Crosby is wondering aloud about the inclusionor lack thereofof teachers in NBC's upcoming Education Nation special.
In Time magazine's most recent annual National Service Issue, which came out this week, John Cloud's article, "How to Recruit Better Teachers," questions whether the teaching profession has become "paid volunteer work," luring many recent...
Former Teacher blogger Anthony Mullen joined CNN today to give his thoughts on Pres. Obama's back-to-school speech.
The 2009 National Teacher of the Year, Anthony Mullenwho also happens to be a former blogger for Teacherwill be taking to CNN's airwaves today to respond to President Obama's back-to-school speech, to be delivered today...
New research dispels some of the more popular myths about effective study habits.
Just a heads-up: We're excited to kick off the new school year off with two new teacher blogs on our site: In Coach G's Teaching Tips, instructional coach David Ginsburg offers sage advice on classroom...
Frustrated young teachers wonder why they didn't get more help from colleagues.
NYC Educator reprints his time-honored advice to new teachers on classroom management: The best trick, and it's not much of a trick at all, is frequent home contact. It's true that not all parents...
Just a heads up: Scott McLeod of Dangerously Irrelevant is hosting a series this week on the question of, "What Do Teachers Need From Administrators." From the first entry, by Brian Crosby: Give us, and...
Columnist Robert J. Samuelson looks at the anemic results of school reform over the past 50 year and pins the blame on an "almost unmentionable" factor: lack of student motivation.
Dan Brown says that the best teaching books are driven by personal stories as opposed to abstract theories and generic technical illustrations:
Anthony Cody and Kelly Kovocic argue that efforts to evaluate teachers solelyor even mainlyon the basis of standardized test results are ultimately counter-productive.
Teacher-led schools are cropping up at various points around the country.
So I've been been scanning through some teacher blogs to see if there might be any common back-to-school themes. One thing that jumps out: There are a lot of air-conditioning problems in classrooms out there....