Category Archives: Teacher Education Programs

Teacher Prep, Teacher Salaries, Teacher Opportunities

This is the testimony that I gave before the House Education Committee this spring. It is long–turned out to be too long. As the president of DSEA, I am usually afforded three minutes–they were only giving two that day. Not … Continue reading

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Reading is essential to success in classroom

Who could quibble with this statement? “Reading is absolutely essential for success in school and in life, setting the foundation for access to and mastery of most other subject areas.” This quotation is the opening sentence in an op-ed piece … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thought …?

[OMG. It is obvious that I will do almost anything to avoid housework. It’s the day before Christmas. While everyone else is out shopping or busy decorating their homes for the holidays, I am here posting on my blog. It’s … Continue reading

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It’s So Obvious

I had the good fortune to attend a two-day conference in Chicago this past Thursday and Friday sponsored by the National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality. [The NCCTQ is a collaborative effort of ETS, Learning Point Associates, and Vanderbilt University. Learning Point … Continue reading

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Even Webster Seems to Understand…

from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (tenth edition) tenure \’ten-yer also -yur\  n. a status granted after a trial period to a teacher that gives protection from summary dismissal summary  2 a. done without delay or formality : quickly executed <a … Continue reading

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Year One, and Counting

So, what do all new teachers need to be successful? What do they deserve? What slack can we cut them so that they can better function in a new role, in a new endeavor, in a school that is new … Continue reading

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None

Thanks for the post Advance degree confusion by Gary Wolf of Education and Community News from Home Town Delaware for bringing a local spin to the latest barrage of BS from the one and only Bill Gates who, along with other noted … Continue reading

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