Category Archives: Career Opportunities

What Different Impressions They Make

I cleaned out one of the drawers beside my desk yesterday. Buried at the bottom was a copy of a provocative comparison of stereotypes of male and female employees titled He Works, She Works: But What Different Impressions They Make. … Continue reading

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The Eternal Search

My colleagues and I are still seeking one of the Holy Grails of education: I call it PDGPD. Translation? Pretty Damned Good Professional Development What did we used to call professional development (PD) in the good old days? This is … Continue reading

Posted in Career Opportunities, Education Professionals, Faculty and Staff, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Improvement, Teachers and Teaching, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Why stop now?

I am heading toward my 100th post. This will be #89. I started back in November of 2010. I would like to post more often, but I don’t have a lot of extra time. And, I gotta feel the passion … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Career Opportunities, Education Budgets, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, Merit Pay, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Improvement, Seniority, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Unions | 6 Comments

What’s a Greek urn?

[As an aside: A friend who regularly reads this blog commented that she did not understand the title that I gave this post. I had to laugh. The ideas for titles just sort of come to me. I don’t think … 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

Posted in "Reform Experts", Blogs and Blogging, Career Opportunities, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Transformation, Faculty and Staff, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Improvement, Teachers and Parents, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

Oh, my gawd!

I do love a good laugh. One of my favorite sayings is: “A day without smiling is a day wasted.” One thing that has always kept me laughing is spending the day with kids. Art Linkletter was right–“Kids do say … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Blogs and Blogging, Career Opportunities, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Faculty and Staff, Humor, Merit Pay, New Teachers, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Days, School Improvement, Teachers and Teaching | 9 Comments