Category Archives: Education Transformation

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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Trumping Childhood Poverty (Part 1)

I never watch morning TV. If I did, I would never get to work on time. I can become completely mesmerized by TV, and lose track of time–my mother called it that “slack-jawed” effect. So, I never do anything more … Continue reading

Posted in A Good Education, Accountability, Education Professionals, Education Transformation, Literacy, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, Student Success, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

Why Not,…

Ta-da!  This is my 100th post.  I just finished my 99th, and was all set to close up shop for the day, when I realized that I could accomplish this little goal by just staying seated for a while longer. Actually, … Continue reading

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Inquiring education historians want to know…

I saw this piece on Transparent Christina, and followed the link to its posting on Neiman Watchdog, a blog related to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard. The intro to their post is: “Diane Ravitch poses a dozen piercing … Continue reading

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Who Would Have Thought …?

[OMG. It is obvious that I will do almost anything to avoid housework. It’s the day before Christmas. While everyone else is out shopping or busy decorating their homes for the holidays, I am here posting on my blog. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Education Professionals, Education Reform, Education Transformation, Education Unions, New Teachers, Professional Development, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, School Improvement, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | 1 Comment

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

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