Monthly Archives: May 2011

Books I Want to Read

I just received my package of four new books (well, new to me) ordered from Amazon–three of the books I stumbled upon on various and sundry blog sites. The other popped up in Amazon’s recommendations. It is a topic that … Continue reading

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More from Angela Beeley

I am not the only reader impressed with Angela Beeley’s stand on teachers and teaching–“Why I’m Mad” in the April 27, 2011 Education Week.  One of my favorite blogs, Failing Schools, recently took the time to contact Ms. Beeley and … Continue reading

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One Mad Teacher

If you missed this piece in April in Education Week, please take a moment to read through the comments of a high school English teacher from California. Angela Beeley’s words represent the thoughts and feelings of thousands of public school … Continue reading

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I Am Not A Fungible Unit!

Many years ago, in an article in a local publication, in a district far, far away, a school board president pronounced that “Teachers were fungible units.” In other words, I guess, it did not matter one whit who they had … Continue reading

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LIFO

Last In, First Out. Take a look at this interesting piece from the Christian Science Monitor: Teacher layoffs ahead: Should seniority prevail? Six considerations. By Amanda Paulson, staff writer. [In the on-line version, the article is strangely laid out on … Continue reading

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It’s My Classroom

If you are my age (born in 1950), then you’re probably familiar with the hit song “It’s My Party” by Lesley Gore, a ’60’s teen star of recording fame. “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to, cry … Continue reading

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The Next Round’s On Me!

Apparently Roxanna Elden has been sneaking into faculty meetings and professional development sessions all over the country. She has nicely captured the essence of what is currently being transmitted to teachers in public schools as valid, reliable, accurate, and uncontestable … Continue reading

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