Rhetoric 2.0

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

Kids today know better. They know that their peers in China and India are not villains. Our kids are inspired by youth around the world, in places like France, Tibet, and Egypt. They want to be like them, not beat them on a test.

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TTWWADI the Sequel

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

I'm sure everyone has heard someone whine this! "That's the way we've always done it! Why change!" My fellow blogger, Mike Lee, wrote a great piece about hunting these TTWWADI's! You can read it at  http://www.storiesfromschoolaz.org/2010/08/ttwwadis-exposed.html My district has been

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The Heart of Teaching

Alaina Adams Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Life in the Classroom, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

February brings many flutters and shudders for teachers. The flutters are connected to the chocolate, Sweetheart candy, and wonderfully-sappy cards that tell us how we’re the best teachers ever. The shudders come from a month full of test-prep and the emergence of

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How Do You Teach Math?

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

“A mind once stretched by a new idea never regains its original dimensions.” Anonymous What do you see?                         o                        o                        o                        o                        o                         o                       o                      o                         o                        o

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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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