The new question-of-the-week is: "What Are Alternatives To Using Test Scores In Teacher Evaluations?"
Leslie Texas, Tammy Jones and Denise Flick share their thoughts on math instruction, as do a number of readers.
Anne Collins, Sue O'Connell, Alexandra Mattis and José Luis Vilson share their thoughts and suggestions about teaching Math in Part One of a two-part series.
This week's question-of-the-week is: "What strategies help math facts stick besides the old "drill the skill" and, if someone is not proficient at addition facts, can learning multiplication help or confuse?"
Today, three educators -- Ashanti Foster, Melissa Bollow Tempel, and P. L. Thomas -- and a number of readers share their thoughts on how to engage with race and class in the classroom.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are constructive ways teachers can deal with issues of race and class in the classroom?
Today's final post in the series features what I think is a particularly interesting combination -- a quest response from Ted Appel, the principal of the inner-city school where I teach, who describes the innovative requirements he insisted upon if a university was interested in placing student teachers with us; followed by a commentary from Pia Lindquist Wong, director of a university teaching credentials program who found that her ideas dovetailed with those of Ted's - the two then developed a partnership.
Michael Opitz and Michael Ford; PJ Caposey; Patty O'Grady; and Sally Zepeda all share their advice to student teachers and their supervisors.
Several educators -- Emily Geltz and Linda Rief, who co-authored their contribution (Emily was Linda's student teacher two years ago); Carol Ann Tomlinson, Jessica Bennett and Jane Fung -- share their advice to student teachers and their supervisors.
The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are your suggestions for teachers who are supervising a student teacher, as well as for student teachers themselves?