February 2007 Archives

In a recent Teacher Leaders Network column, Bill Ferriter writes that, despite their appeal, class-size reduction efforts aren't always in the best interests of students or the teaching profession.


In a recent Classroom Tech column, Kevin Bushweller reports that video games—long regarded by teachers and parents as a distraction—are increasingly being seen as viable learning tools.


What's your opinion of performance-pay bonuses? Are they an effective, fair way to reward teachers? Should "performance" be based on students' standardized test scores, a review of a colleague's performance in the classroom, or other factors? And should beneficiaries, along with their bonus amounts, be made public?


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