Tough talk about teacher expectations

The latest TLN blogger to post commentary on the new MetLife Survey of the American Teacher is frankly outraged by a survey finding that "Only 36% of…


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Yes, they can

Coming out of a long bout of illness, I recently felt well enough (I thought) to scan the educational news horizon, and came across the second part…


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Live in New York - teaching & learning!

I've been dying to attend the WNET Teaching & Learning gala since I first heard about it and checked out the rich agendas offered at this "Not…


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Bam and Arne get it wrong again. . .

When Barack Obama was elected and subsequently named Arne Duncan the Secretary of Education, I had real hope that we’d see meaningful improvement in…


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Engaging parents in inner-city schools

  From a recent interview with teacher-author and popular blogger Larry Ferlazzo about his recent book Building Parent Engagement in Schools:…


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Putting liberal back in liberal education

Heinlein once wrote, “A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a…


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Understanding why so few American teachers observe each other

I've been reading over the results of the2009 MetLife Survey of the American Teacher.  One result which did not surprise me was that the majority of…


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