Monthly Archives: May 2011

Bringing Out the Me in Team

Test scores are the new epicenter for the war over education.  On one side are politicians and reformers advocating test scores to evaluate teachers.  On the other side are teachers and unions arguing for more comprehensive evaluations rather than relying … Continue reading

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240 Minutes

Fourth grade, four hours.  240 Minutes.  Four hours of testing per day for fourth graders last week on the end of grade testing.  Not easy, but doable, right?  Actually, four straight hours of testing (9:30-1:30).  Don’t worry, they get up … Continue reading

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Bringing a ruler to a knife fight.

I wish this was a clever analogy that referred to testing or lesson plans or anything else school related.  Unfortunately,  this is about school safety. Last week, my wife’s week culminated with a gun being brought to school.  It was … Continue reading

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