Leaving the Classroom?

Alaina Adams Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

So I’m reading Katy Farber’s book, Why Great Teachers Quit: And How We Might Stop the Exodus, which explores the demands, challenges, and rewards experienced by classroom teachers across the country who are staying in the trenches of public education

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Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

Two weeks ago I had the privilege of being a guest speaker for a class that consisted of teachers in their second and third year of teaching. These energetic teachers had spent the previous class discussing characteristics of an effective

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Good News: Your kid passed! Bad News: You didn’t!

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Imagine going to a parent-teacher conference with a report for the student AND the parent! Well, one Florida school district is proposing just that. http://www.parentdish.com/2011/01/19/report-card-day-could-include-grades-for-parents-under-proposed/  Parents will be graded on responses to requests for meetings, attendance at conferences, completion of homework,

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Is Arizona Next?

Mike Lee Current Affairs

Michele McNeil's article in Education Week on January 14th was a fascinating look at a near miss in California.  She writes about newly-elected Jerry Brown's immediate revamping of the education agenda, only days after taking office and says: "(His) education shake-up

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