Recently, the Atlanta, Georgia cheating scandal has been in the news as many of the people involved have been convicted, and incredibly sent to prison. This is insane. I thought prison was a place for people who were dangerous or who committed some serious crime.
May 2015 Archives
Getting the right teaching job can be a challenge. Because many teachers are eager to work, they take the first job that is offered. This may not always be advantageous to the school or the person. It's more than just getting a yes, it's getting the right yes that can make or break a career.
Guest writer, Ross Cooper discusses the need to make teachers Amazon literate for lifelong learning.
Since reflection is a huge part of learning, this time of year is a great time to review the experiences of the year and evaluate growth to implement change for the future. What did you learn this year and what would you change?
Honor roll and other merit based recognition doesn't serve a school community well. Instead, it further segregates students and perpetuates the myth that grades help to communicate academic success. What if schools focused more on the collaborative and less on the competition?
Data doesn't have to be a dirty word, it can just be information used to help inform learning and future teaching. How do you collect and use data to further learning in your classes?
What if educators were given their due by society for the tremendously important job we do every day? Please share your positive stories.
Is mandatory seat time necessary for learning or is it just another antiquated hoop for students to jump through as they play school? What do you think?
Grading policies need to reflect the times, not the experiences of our childhood. What should determine a grading policy? Or shouldn't there be one at all.
After more review, Periscope is the winner for instant on the spot PD and sharing of classrooms. If you haven't tried it out yet, what are you waiting for?
Do you experience "teacher guilt"? Here are some practical things to practice in order to diminish the terrible feeling.
Tenure is supposed to protect the very best of us against situations that threaten our jobs. But who should decide tenure and what qualifications must be met? Here are some thoughts.
Education is full of misconceptions that fuels public misunderstanding. Professionals need to help debunk these corrosive myths to help re-estbalish education as important and positive.