Category Archives: Blogs and Blogging

“So, do you miss teaching?”

I get that question every once in a while. People also ask if I miss the kids. And the answer has steadfastly been: “No, I do not miss teaching.” “No, I do not miss the kids.” I don’t know why, … Continue reading

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Holy Survey, Batman!

I never imagined, and I could never have predicted, the kerfuffle that has arisen over a survey of working conditions for educators in public schools across Delaware that DSEA sponsored and helped arrange. I come from a district where annual … Continue reading

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My 2012 Year in Blogging

Crunchy numbers:  600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012.  This blog got about 7,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 13 years to … Continue reading

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Blogsploration

I have a button on my blog dashboard that allows me to “select” a random post. I love it. I use it every once in a while just to see what it turns up. It is great to have the … Continue reading

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Building Bridges / Strengthening Infrastructure

a) I only post when I have something to say.                                                                                   b) My urge to write is triggered by what I see, what I hear, what I experience, and especially by what I seemingly stumble over in other blogs or news … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

Diane Ravitch creates multiple posts almost every day on her blog titled Diane Ravitch’s Blog. I am in awe of her. She recently admitted to her loyal readers–I am one–that she needed to cut back to blogging only five days … Continue reading

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READ RAVITCH

If you are not following Diane Ravitch’s blog–you should be!  http://dianeravitch.net/ She started in April and has already created over 275 posts. She posts almost every morning–sometimes as many as ten posts a day. Read what’s current, but take some time … Continue reading

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