Protecting the Teacher AllSpark

Alaina Adams Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Web/Tech, Weblogs

I read Bill Ferriter’s blog this week about the story of Mitchell 20, a movie about 20 Phoenix elementary teachers who chose to pursue National Board certification as a way to take control of the one thing they could control:

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making-waves

Making Waves

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

It’s that time again – football season. Last year I referenced Randall McDaniel’s Hall of Fame speech from 2009 in a blog titled Are You A Difference Maker? A few weeks ago I came across a Dov Seidman book, How

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Riddle Me This Part 2

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Who exactly is running public schools? Fellow AZ blogger extraordinaire, Mike Lee, recently wrote a blog entitled Riddle Me This in which he asks  "Is there another industry where decision-making is dominated by so many without any experience or advanced

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future-shock

Future Shock!

Mike Lee Assessment, Current Affairs, Parent Involvment

It’s not easy being a parent and now there’s one more reason why. Much like automobile shoppers in the emerging car market of the 1950’s who wandered wide-eyed into attractive dealerships, parents have become consumers, but instead of for cars, they are shopping for the shiniest of schools.

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