Category Archives: Testing

Primum non nocere,…

Maybe every profession should have an expressed, noteworthy, and well-known tenet–words to live by. Check out this blog post by Donnalyn Miller, a 6th grade language arts teacher from Texas, who is known as The Book Whisperer, due to her … 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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How did time for elementary science get swallowed up by reading and math?

Once upon a time, in a school district in a faraway galaxy, a pitched battle was taking place. Close your eyes and imagine that you were there–cause some of you were. Picture helpless little elementary school science cowering before GIMONGOUS … Continue reading

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The Billion Dollar Perspective

I found this snippet on the Ed Week web pages. It’s always good to know that yet another billionaire holds teachers and their unions in such high regard. I understand that his real beef is with “the unions.” However, this … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Attacks on Unions, Curriculum, Education Budgets, Education Professionals, Education Unions, Faculty and Staff, School Improvement, Teacher Unions, Teachers and Teaching, Testing, Unions | 2 Comments

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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Raising the Bar

Obama Has a Long Way to Go on Education Reform says Pedro Noguera. In an editorial special to CNN regarding President Obama’s comments about education during the recent State of the Union Address, Noguera (professor at New York University and … Continue reading

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