Monthly Archives: June 2011

Are School Librarians Expendable?

[Must-stop-reading. Must stop reading: blogs, newspapers, ASCD Smartbrief e-mails, Facebook posts, magazines, etc. When I read, I get engaged. When I get engaged, I form an opinion. When I form an opinion, I often feel compelled to post on my … Continue reading

Posted in Education Budgets, Education Professionals, Faculty and Staff, School Libraries, Students and Schools | 6 Comments

Who Knows What Talents Lurk in the Hearts of Experts?

I am breaking the informal agreement I made with myself to not be tempted to post this weekend—I have so much else to do. But then I stumbled on this message from Brenda Powers of the Big Fresh Newsletter from … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", A Good Education, Accountability, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Maine, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Days, Teacher Reading, Teachers and Teaching | Leave a comment

Wheah the Livin’ Is Easy (at least in the summah)

I just got back from a fast trip, up and back in one week, to the ever-lovely state of Maine. “Maine: The Way Life Should Be.” They ain’t kiddin’. Maine is a terrific place to visit and a great place … Continue reading

Posted in Maine, Quality of Life | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Accountability, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Transformation, Faculty and Staff, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, School Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teachers and Teaching | 5 Comments