Road to a paperless classroom

I wrote my last post on the ways in which the faculty at my school has gone paperless, and I'm left with the striking question of what is keeping us…


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Twitter for singletons in a PLC

**Updated on June 5, 2011 One of the greatest challenges in any professional learning community is finding meaningful learning partnerships for the…


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Paperless

Though the work of a teacher is never ending, there are several things my school does with technology that make my day run more efficiently, thereby…


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Who's really unprepared: Students or colleges?

Across the country, universities and community colleges are complaining about the high numbers of incoming students who require remediation in order…


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To improve teaching, improve key school conditions, says team of expert teachers

As states scramble to implement ways to improve the quality of education for every American student, an accomplished group of educators have…


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New slide: People formerly known as the audience

Not long ago, I came across this great quote from Jay Rosen, an NYU Journalism professor, Huffington Post blogger, and member of the Wikipedia…


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NYC to publish teacher records of student test scores--What's the purpose?

Just wanted to write some quick thoughts about the recent political decision to publish teacher records of student test scores in the newspaper.  In…


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A fresh look at teacher evaluation

A new report by Stanford professor and teaching quality scholar Linda Darling-Hammond takes a fresh look at the question of how (and why) to measure…


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How NOT To Get High Quality Teachers

Many of you have probably already heard about this piece of legislation highlighted in a recent EdWeek article: Reps. Polis, Davis Introduce…


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Some thoughts on Waiting for Superman

The film Waiting for Superman has some cinematic elements but mostly it seems like propaganda. The insertion of a failed bike jump to illustrate U.S.…


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