Category Archives: School Administrators

Who’s Your Daddy?

Read it. From Rethinking Schools–a terrific progressive publication about schools and education and teaching and learning. The New Misogyny: What it means for teachers and classrooms This is going to seem pretty far out there to some folks, but I … 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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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

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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

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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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The Next Round’s On Me!

Apparently Roxanna Elden has been sneaking into faculty meetings and professional development sessions all over the country. She has nicely captured the essence of what is currently being transmitted to teachers in public schools as valid, reliable, accurate, and uncontestable … Continue reading

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Even Webster Seems to Understand…

from Merriam Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (tenth edition) tenure \’ten-yer also -yur\  n. a status granted after a trial period to a teacher that gives protection from summary dismissal summary  2 a. done without delay or formality : quickly executed <a … Continue reading

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