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The Ten People You'll Meet in Meeting Hell by John McIntyre

Around the table - The Ten People You'll Meet in Meeting Hell

Those whom the Lord wishes to punish for their waywardness he sends to meetings. These are the types you can expect to find there.

The Circumlocutor: Listen to him take eight minutes to paraphrase the four-paragraph text in front of you, and then realize that you are not quite sure what his point was. You are not permitted to…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 25, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

Should Ed Schools Be More Like Med Schools? By Walt Gardner

Should Ed Schools Be More Like Med Schools?

Everyone agrees that the most important in-school factor in student achievement is the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 22, 2011 at 4:26pm — No Comments

Hope, Title IX, and Dreams of the World Cup by Kevin W. Riley

Hope, Title IX, and Dreams of the World Cup

 



It hadn't occurred to me that the U.S. would actually lose to Japan in the World Cup Soccer Final last Sunday. Our women's team was magical. They came from behind against Brazil and won on penalty kicks and the rest seemed…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Great Teachers: Perfectly Imperfect by David Ginsburg

Great Teachers: Perfectly Imperfect

Apology.jpg Ronald was six when he noticed his father had black grease around his mouth after working on a car.…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

In What Other Profession...by David Reber

In What Other Profession...by David Reber

by Kristie Lica on Thursday, July 7, 2011 at 7:00pm
Here is an article for those of you who have a lot to say about the teaching profession, and yet have not spent time in an actual classroom (like say, most politicians) - In what other profession...by David Reber

I’m going to step out of my… Continue

Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Want to stop teachers from cheating? A history lesson from corporate America By Dan Ariely

Want to stop teachers from cheating? A history lesson from corporate America

By Dan Ariely, Published: July 18

This piece is part of a leadership roundtable on the right way to approach teacher incentives — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics professor …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

To improve U.S. education, it’s time to treat teachers as professionals By Howard Gardner

To improve U.S. education, it’s time to treat teachers as professionals

By Published: July 18

This piece is part of a leadership roundtable on the right way to approach teacher incentives — with opinion pieces by Duke University behavioral economics…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Confronting the Inequality Juggernaut: A Q&A With Jonathan Kozol

Confronting the Inequality Juggernaut: A Q&A With Jonathan Kozol

Jonathan Kozol has been a tireless advocate for civil rights in education for…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 12:29pm — No Comments

Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis's response to Carol Burris's recent blog

Note:  This is Dr. Joan Daly-Lewis's response to Carol Burris's blog.

 

Dear Carol:

 

Carol, here is my concern about the Hinchey article  (“ Getting Teacher Assessment Right: What Policymakers Can Learn From Research”)- the new NYS APPR seems to address ALL of the recommendations!  But as you have said in your Post blog, the devil is in the details.  There is actually much in the new APPR system that could have had the potential to improve the…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Making Sense of Math and Science: It's Elementary By Zak Champagne

Making Sense of Math and Science: It's Elementary

Note: Zak Champagne, an award-winning teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, is…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 10:28am — No Comments

Ambush Evaluations of Teachers By Walt Gardner

Ambush Evaluations of Teachers

Positive lessons about school reform can sometimes be learned from other countries. What England will do…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 19, 2011 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

The Often Unrecognized Sign of an Effective Teacher By Zak Champagne

The Often Unrecognized Sign of an Effective Teacher

Note: Zak Champagne, an award-winning teacher in Jacksonville, Florida, is…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 14, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Signs of Passion By Nancy Flanagan

Signs of Passion

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Added by Michael Keany on July 14, 2011 at 10:03am — No Comments

Teachers Guilty By Association By Walt Gardner

Teachers Guilty By Association

The McCarthy era of the 1950's destroyed the careers of those who had associated in one way or another with…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 13, 2011 at 4:54pm — No Comments

Still teaching: Warren Bennis on leadership By John Baldoni

Still teaching: Warren Bennis on leadership

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership development consultant, executive coach, author, and speaker. In…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 13, 2011 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Apprenticeships, Not Summer School by Lucy N.Friedman

Apprenticeships, Not Summer School

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Lucy N.Friedman is the founding president of the After-School Corporation, a nonprofit organization.

There’s no question that we can upgrade the appeal, attendance rate and effectiveness of summer school for elementary and middle school students. We can do it by pairing…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2011 at 9:14am — No Comments

Look to the Charter Schools by Pedro Noguera

Look to the Charter Schools

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Pedro Noguera, a sociologist, is the Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University. He is also executive director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and serves on the State University of New York…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Field Trips, Not Classrooms by Roger Prosise

Field Trips, Not Classrooms

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Roger Prosise is superintendent of the Diamond Lake School District in suburban Chicago.

Summer school is simply a way to provide students with more instructional time. The summer school program should be rigorous, high-interest and staffed with excellent teachers. But…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2011 at 9:11am — No Comments

Break With Tradition by Paul Thomas

Break With Tradition

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Paul Thomas is an associate professor of education at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. He is writing a book on poverty in the United States. You can follow his work at Radical Scholarship and on Twitter as …

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Summer School Triage by Patrick Welsh

Summer School Triage

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Patrick Welsh teaches English at T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va. He writes often about education.

Whenever I would tell colleagues that I enjoyed teaching summer school, which I did for more than 20 summers, many would tell me I…

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Added by Michael Keany on July 12, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

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