March 2012 Archives

At the Celebration and Teaching and Learning Conference last week, I was part of the panel presentation for Realizing Teacher Leader Roles in the Future of School Transformation...NOW with Barnett Barry, President of the Center for Teaching Quality (CTQ) and Lori Nazareno, Co-Lead Teacher of the Mathematics and Science Leadership Academy, a teacher-led school in Denver Colorado. We highlighted the vision for what the teaching profession could be in 2030, but more importantly we had productive discussions about how teacher leaders today can begin this transformation. While having the big picture direction and vision are critical, this transformation of ...

Anyone reading anything about education this week inevitably read about the latest results from The Metlife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents, and the Economy. And there's lots of commentary from the results. Discussing survey results is always interesting, as authors will choose specific components to highlight based on their perspective. Edweek chose to highlight the wording from the Major Findings from the report of how the percentage of teachers who are "very satisfied" has declined significantly from 2009 from 59% to 44%. Then, in the Huffington Post, one commentary says, "Over the past two years of gut-punching, teacher ...


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