Teacher voices in Denver speak truth on teacher evaluation

Teacher evaluation reform is the hot topic in education reform. At a group interview for the Teaching Ambassador Fellowship at the U.S. Department of…


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The vigilant relaxation of June

Teaching until the bitter end of June requires its own attitude and approach. We can’t give up the hard-earned order and structures but alternating…


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Smart reporting on by teachers on teacher evaluation from Denver's New Millennium group

CTQ's Denver New Millennium Initiative presents concrete ideas and experiences on how sensible teacher evaluation could look. See working conditions…


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Tackling the tough to-dos

How can we improve teaching effectiveness in America? Policy pundits have given us a list of to-dos: Evaluate teachers on test scores. Jettison…


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Mixed feelings about giving it away

In the model of the well-paid master teacher, what’s the vehicle for sharing expertise? The teacherpreneur concept is an attractive option to bring…


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Why are we STILL wasting money on whiteboards?

If you’ve spent any time reading the Radical, you know that I hate Interactive Whiteboards—and the companies that sell them as instructional silver…


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What if teachers designed teacher evaluation?

Teacher evaluation is hot and undoubtedly stirring up all kinds of controversy across the nation. Reflection on the work from the Denver New…


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Read this: connect the dots

Add these to the summer required reading list for members of Congress, U.S. Dept. of Education staff, and other policymakers attempting to make…


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Happy Friday—poetry writing stations! (with files)

Though we are all sort of burning the midnight oil by this time of year, I thoroughly enjoyed my Friday at the end of a jam-packed week. I thought…


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Do your students know how to search with a purpose? [slide]

I don't have a ton of time to write today----I'm grading papers----but wanted to give y'all something to think about:        …


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