Category Archives: School Improvement

So little time; so much to read

I am so behind.  So behind in my reading.  So behind in posting on my own blog. My current job as president of Delaware State Education Association (a.k.a. the education union–NEA’s state affiliate here in Delaware) keeps me BUSY, but … Continue reading

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What’s the Diff?

And from another Ravitch post on Common Core Standards, from earlier this summer–a frequent responder, Duane Swacker comments: “One quibble I have is with teachers and other educators using this concept of “raising student achievement” instead of attempting to increase student … 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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Bonus Bingo

Reading blogs can become a major distraction, but can also be a good source of information and ideas. Like this piece I saw tucked away in a response to a post on Diane Ravitch’s Blog on how the implementation of a new … 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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NBC for All

I am not sure yet what I think about this idea–expecting National Board Certification for all of the teachers in America. It costs almost $3000 these days to make one’s way through the year-long process. I found this blog post … Continue reading

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