Monthly Archives: October 2009

Measuring “Teacher Effectiveness” — A Blast From The Past

I read several postings today in the National Journal Online on assessing teacher effectiveness. The voices in the article are those of leading educators for whom I have great respect, but I contend that we still often perpetuate thinking that … Continue reading

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Is the notion of “School” about to explode?

Two events today – 1) On Face Book I saw two responses to a friend’s posting about virtual courses. The comments were raving about the fact that that particular state has a great network of virtual classrooms, already established. 2) … Continue reading

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Schools as Foster Homes

First of all, let me say that I have tremendous respect and admiration for individuals who serve as foster parents to children in need of a home. I’ve known some of these individuals and am in awe of their dedication, … Continue reading

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