Sunday, September 21, 2014

Nite Cap 9-21-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT



James Baldwin said it best: 

"For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."


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Jesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure |
Jesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure |: Jesse Rothstein on Teacher Evaluation and Teacher Tenure Last week, released via the Washington Post’s Wonkblog, Max Ehrenfreund wrote a piece titled “Teacher tenure has little to do with student achievement, economist says.” For those of you who do not know Jesse Rothstein, he’s an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Califo
9-21-14 Seattle Schools Community Forum
Seattle Schools Community Forum: Does Seattle Public Schools have a Broken Governance Model?At every Board Retreat the Board discusses their governance model. They don't have a formally stated model, but they are loosely working towards using a sort of Carver Policy Governance Model in which the Board sets expectations (the ends) - both for outcomes and for limitations on methods - and the superin
Common Core Marketing Mistakes Will Lead to Its Demise
Common Core Marketing Mistakes Will Lead to Its Demise: Common Core Marketing Mistakes Will Lead to Its DemiseSEPTEMBER 21, 2014 BY NANCY BAILEY LEAVE A COMMENTMarketing is everything. A wise English professor once told me, you might write the worst book in the world, but if you have a good marketer, connections, not to mention financial backing, it will be published and it will probably sell.Comm
9-21-14 Hemlock on the Rocks
Hemlock on the Rocks: Stuart G. of EXAMINER itemizes the outrage and recent News on LAUSDLAUSD is in all the headlines and it's all negative!None of it is about the schools, the students or their education.Everything is about what takes places at the downtown headquarters, the Superintendent, the school board, and the downtown administrators. The headlines below don’t even include MiSIS and its is
An Urban Teacher's Education: I'm a Racist, and You Are Too. Accept It.
An Urban Teacher's Education: I'm a Racist, and You Are Too. Accept It.: I'm a Racist, and You Are Too. Accept It.It’s the beginning of a new school year, a time when I find myself reflecting on the parts of myself that brought me into this work. It was the fall of 2005 when I first stepped in front of a group of diverse students. I stayed up all night planning the perfect thirty-minute lesson. I
9-21-14 @ The Chalk Face
@ THE CHALK FACE: About the radio showJoin Drs. Shaun Johnson and Tim Slekar LIVE Sundays at 6PM EST and Wednesdays at 7PM EST on Blog Talk Radio for progressive, pro-public education talk radio. Call in to speak live with Tim and Shaun during the show, (805) 727-7111. You can also listen to our Monday "Sunday-Replay" at 7PM EST, and re-broadcasts of the archives every Tuesday and Thursd
9-21-14 Wait What? - The pro-Common Core Standardized Testing governor throws students, parents and teachers a bone.
Wait What?: The pro-Common Core Standardized Testing governor throws students, parents and teachers a bone.With election day in sight, Governor Dannel “Dan” Malloy, one the of country’s leading corporate education reform supporters, recently issues a press release announcing that he was writing a letter to Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, to “explore” reducing the use of the Common Cor
solidaridad: Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) October General Assembly
solidaridad: Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) October General Assembly: Schools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) October General AssemblySchools Los Angeles Students Deserve (SLASD) General AssemblyThursday, October 2, 20144:15-6:30PMLOCATION: TBARosa Jimenez's notes from previous General Assembly:Students and Parents from 10 different schools across LA participated. Many teachers
WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCAN | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing
WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCAN | DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing: WHY LIBERALS HATE ARNE DUNCANA few weeks ago I was asked to be interviewed by a friend who was going to write an article about Arne Duncan in a major online news site.I never had the chance to be interviewed because, as she told me, “It was pulled.” I am sure there are several possibilities as to why but when you see the proposed
Teacher’s Husband Explains What Common Core Leaves Out: Parental Responsibility. | Missouri Education Watchdog
Teacher’s Husband Explains What Common Core Leaves Out: Parental Responsibility. | Missouri Education Watchdog: Teacher’s Husband Explains What Common Core Leaves Out: Parental Responsibility.We are all too familiar with the ever increasing stories of parents not being able to help their children with 2nd grade homework.  Chipper notes from school administrators offer sessions so parents (often wi
The True Story of Public Education in America | Randi Weingarten
The True Story of Public Education in America | Randi Weingarten: The True Story of Public Education in America You've heard their mantra: Our public schools are failing because teachers don't care and policymakers are spending too much money to prop up a broken system.Campbell Brown and company, who could be called Michelle Rhee 2.0, have carried on this refrain. They say it's the teachers who ar
9-21-14 Perdido Street School
Perdido Street School: Common Core Headlines Spell Trouble For Common CoreCommon Core advocates are trying to save Common Core from an untimely death but recent news headlines suggest they continue to lose that battle:Panel starts reviewing Common Core standards in NCMissouri leaders named in Common Core lawsuit: Foes seek to stop payments to test-making consortiumGreen Bay Catholic Diocese Backs
Morning Wink 9-21-14 AM Posts #edchat #edreform
BIG EDUCATION APE - MORNING WINK  AM POSTS4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 9-21-144LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The Debate Over Common CoreCBS News Sunday Morning |  http://cbsn.ws/Z503yF ​ The curriculum for boosting K-12 students' academic performance has drawn critics on both sides of the political divide. CBS News September 21, 2014, 9:35 AM  ::  The core issue in edu
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit 9-21-14
4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: The Debate Over Common CoreCBS News Sunday Morning |  http://cbsn.ws/Z503yF ​ The curriculum for boosting K-12 students' academic performance has drawn critics on both sides of the political divide. CBS News September 21, 2014, 9:35 AM  ::  The core issue in education this brand new school year revolves around something called the Common Core. It's a pr
LISTEN TO DIANE RAVITCH 9-21-14 Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all
Diane Ravitch's blog | A site to discuss better education for all: Laura H. Chapman: When Economic Language Corrupts Educational PracticeMany years ago, I first heard the term “semantic infiltration.” It was used to refer to the way that words, when used often enough, can become reality, even when we don’t agree with the “reality.” LauraChapman describes the way that technocratic language has corr
Math Teaching–Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice
Math Teaching–Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Math Teaching–CartoonsFor the monthly feature of cartoons, I have found that the cartoonist’s pen spared no ink on popular attitudes toward math and how it is taught in schools.  Enjoy! see more @ Math Teaching–Cartoons | Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
9-21-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “‘The Marshmallow Test’: An Interview With Walter Mischel”‘The Marshmallow Test’: An Interview With Walter Mischel is my latest post at Education Week Teacher. I interview Walter Mischel, the creator of the famous Marshmallow Test to measure self-control and its long-term effects. Here are some excerpts: I’m adding it to Th
9-21-14 Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher
Fred Klonsky | Daily posts from a retired public school teacher who is just looking at the data.: Darwin’s Mr. P would like some ukes for his kids.About a year ago my friend, attorney and musician Matt Farmer wrote a piece for Huffington Post about Darwin Elementary School’s music teacher, Joe Panganiban. He is known as Mr. P. Darwin is my neighborhood school, three blocks away. One of my daughter
9-21-14 Schools Matter All Week
Schools Matter: Paying Off Time on the Lazy River with Lives on the Corporate TreadmillThe New York Times has a piece today about the latest in the recreational arms race at the second and third tier colleges that are educating the next generation of America's corporate drones.  It's called the Lazy River, which allows students to totally relax between fraternity/sorority parties and football week
40 + A request in the form of a very different diary by teacherken
40: 40byteacherkenFollow    14 Comments / 14 NewA number with meaning today.It was a Saturday then, today it is a Sunday.It was late afternoon, September 21, 1974.  I was at the Bryn Mawr train station, heading into Philadelphia for a friend's party.I knew her slightly, she walked past me without acknowledging me so I called after her.She came back and we chatted.  She was coming from visiting her
9-21-14 With A Brooklyn Accent: Educational Malpractice and the Tragedy of America's Teachers
With A Brooklyn Accent: Educational Malpractice and the Tragedy of America's TeachersSomeday, though I don't exactly know when or how, there will be a full account of the tragedy of America's teachers being forced to commit educational malpractice and deciding between keeping the jobs they need to feed their families and jeopardizing the educational well being and emotional health of the children
9-21-14 Curmudgucation - Running a Business with No Employees
CURMUDGUCATION: Running a Business with No EmployeesThis week New York magazine profiled a new type of business, and while it has nothing to do with teaching, it's a business model that those of us who work in the ed biz should pay attention to.Modern business leaders in America face what seems to them to be a dreadful problem-- employees who want to be paid. Earlier this week, I was involved in a
empathyeducates – The Euphemism of Spanking (Hint: It’s Actually Assault)
empathyeducates – The Euphemism of Spanking (Hint: It’s Actually Assault): The Euphemism of Spanking (Hint: It’s Actually Assault)Illustration Copyright Stefano Bianchetti/Corbis/AP ImagesBy Chocolate, Pomp, And Circumstance | Originally Published at Chocolate, Pomp, and Circumstances . September 14, 2014Imagine: You’re at work. You’re scrolling through Facebook or playing Candy Crush instead of p
NYC Educator: Rolling With the Punches in an Age of Educational Deformity
NYC Educator: Rolling With the Punches in an Age of Educational Deformity: Rolling With the Punches in an Age of Educational DeformityFor those teachers who think that there once was a golden past of teaching before the era education deformity, let me assure you, you are right.  I had the privilege to teach for a full ten years before the deformity struck.  While things still seemed good, we tight
Schooling in the Ownership Society: The Mis-Education Campaign of the Climate Change Deniers
Schooling in the Ownership Society: The Mis-Education Campaign of the Climate Change Deniers: The Mis-Education Campaign of the Climate Change DeniersToday’s big People’s Climate Marches in New York City and 150 countries around the world, mark a new stage in the fight to save the planet from what Naomi Klein calls"the raw terror of ecocide." One of the greatest challenges faced by the m

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Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog 9-20-14
Ms. Jablonski's Class Blog: Strong Mayor Proposal for Sacramento: Debate on MondayStudents in periods 3 and 4, here is an opportunity for political participation credit by learning more about the controversial November ballot proposal backed by mayor Kevin Johnson to change city governance into what's commonly known as a "strong mayor" system. Details:The Sierra Curtis Neighborhood Assoc
Evening Saturday morning reflection on teaching
Evening Saturday morning reflection on teaching: Evening Saturday morning reflection on teachingbyteacherkenFollow    9 Comments / 9 NewYes I know my title is somewhat contradictory, but I had too much else that had to be done this morning in order to draft one of my periodic reflections upon what it means to be a teacher, so I offer it to those who might be interested as the sky around me has tur
solidaridad: Don't let Marshall Tuck rob California students of their own identities and dignity!
solidaridad: Don't let Marshall Tuck rob California students of their own identities and dignity!: Don't let Marshall Tuck rob California students of their own identities and dignity!All three of these individuals used their positions of power over school children of color to shut down Ethnic Studies Programs, close Heritage Language Programs, and shutter Dual Language Immersion Programs. In some
Nite Cap 9-20-14 #BATsACT #RealEdTalk #EDCHAT
James Baldwin said it best: "For these are all our children, and we will profit by or pay for whatever they become."A BIG EDUCATION APE NITE CAPBETRAYAL, Part 2 | Bob Braun's LedgerBETRAYAL, Part 2 | Bob Braun's Ledger: BETRAYAL, Part 2 N JEA President Wendell SteinhauerThere was hope in the spring. In March and  April when the anti-privatization forces took to the streets, even in Trent





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