Category Archives: Education Professionals

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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What Is It That Teachers Want?

This response by J.M. Tumbleson to a Diane Ravitch blog post resonated with me. Ravitch wrote recently about a rather chilling experience with a CNN interview. Here is what JMT had to say about an interview question that was based on the … Continue reading

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Survival Tips

Finally getting around to commenting on something that has been bugging me for several days. The concern was first brought to my attention by a good friend–another teacher. I also heard a few comments from others. On Tuesday, August 14th, … 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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Don’t Just Nod Your Head,…

I had not thought about the head-nodders for a while. I remember sitting in a class in high school or college and watching a kid (or two) nod his/her head at most of what the teacher said. It was distracting, … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Good and ecologically sound practice for helping to protect the environment. Reduce the amount of material that would untimately need disposal; learn to reuse items instead of just throwing them away; recycle materials–put them back into the production stream and keep them … Continue reading

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Careers That Last–Ways to Save the Teaching Profession

I love ASCD (formerly known as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development). Their monthly publication Educational Leadership has always been good, but in the past 3-4 yours, it has been outstanding. Right on target; up-to-date and even ahead of … Continue reading

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