Category Archives: Teacher Evaluation

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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Stacking the Deck

Diane Ravitch creates multiple posts almost every day on her blog titled Diane Ravitch’s Blog. I am in awe of her. She recently admitted to her loyal readers–I am one–that she needed to cut back to blogging only five days … Continue reading

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$10K Reward or Reason to Wonder?

I have tried to keep a level head about this particular RTT “initiative”, touted by some as a method of getting the very desirable highly effective teachers to either stay at their high-needs school or move from their already satisfactorily achieving school to … Continue reading

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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

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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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Teacher Evaluation: Lions, and Tigers, and Bears–Oh, my!

[A friend told me the other evening that she was tired of checking my blog to still find the Mojo piece. I know what she means. I’ve not made the time to write much lately. I started this post a few weeks … Continue reading

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