Category Archives: Faculty and Staff

It So Easy to Recycle

I decided to skim through some of my earliest posts. I really was not looking for a way to sneak in a fast and easy extra post today. Really. But, this one is too good not to recycle. Esepcially at … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Education Reform, Faculty and Staff, Humor, Professional Development, Teachers and Teaching | 2 Comments

I Love Seattle! And the Seattle Education Blog,…

My family has a long-time Seattle connection. My sister lives in Seattle, Washington. She moved there about 20 years ago when she got tired of living and working in Manhattan. She loves Seattle, and so do I. The entire northwestern … Continue reading

Posted in Blogs and Blogging, Charter Schools, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, Teacher Tenure, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching | 4 Comments

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

Damned If You Do; Damned If You Don’t

What is the cost of edreform?  For most teachers, and even their supervisors, it is not monetary in nature.  I suspect that all educators—teachers, education support professionals, and especially building administrators are struggling to maintain a positive and hopeful outlook—to … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Early Childhood Education, Education Professionals, Faculty and Staff, My Opinions, Quality Teachers/Quality Teaching, School Administrators, School Days, School Improvement, Students and Schools, Teachers and Teaching | 3 Comments

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

Review shoots down report’s claims that teachers are less intelligent and overpaid

Teachers are overpaid and are less intelligent than other college graduates. Did that get your attention? That’s exactly what two conservative think tanks are hoping to do via a recently released “study” asserting that teachers are overpaid when compared with … Continue reading

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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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