boats-

The Rising Tide: Certification

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

  An education “reformer” floated a proposal to the Governor’s Classrooms First Council that would allow local education agencies (LEAs) to certify teachers independently.  The Council agreed that local certification wasn’t a solution and would cause more harm than good. 

Read More

Myths and Lies and Truth and Voice

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Books, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Teacher Leadership, Weblogs

I just ordered a book, and I can’t wait to get it. Yesterday, I attended a panel presentation on Tempe’s ASU campus.  The authors of 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education presented

Read More

What Would Your IEP Say?

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

So I show up for work this morning and immediately have to deal with a challenging student. This kid is the typical, “emotionally disturbed” kid who is strategically placed so that if he throws himself onto the floor in an

Read More