The Closing Act: “Feedback”

Greg Broberg Uncategorized

Within the past two months I have heard more and more conversation regarding the use of student feedback within teacher evaluation systems.   As with many teacher evaluation topics there are supporters and skeptics.  An argument by supporters is that student

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Calling all 18 year olds…

Greg Broberg Uncategorized

Randy Turner, a 14 year English teacher in Joplin, Missouri recently authored a blog post with a warning for 18 year olds:  Don’t become a teacher[1].  A friend, and aspiring pre-service teacher, sent me a link to the blog post

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Who Are You Going to Call?

Greg Broberg Uncategorized

There is research that demonstrates the connection between the physical condition of a school and student attendance and grades.  In his book “Savage Inequalities”, Jonathan Kozol describes schools where the blackboards were so badly cracked that teachers were afraid to

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Data Chats Beware?

Greg Broberg Uncategorized

It is difficult to participate in any school-based professional development that does not include some conversation about data.   This is especially true as teacher teams come together in data chats.   An important aspect of collaboration among teacher and school teams,

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