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Start Anew, Return to Where You Started
posted by: Jill | January 05, 2011, 11:37 am   

Yet another reason that being a teacher is fantastic— there are technically two "New Years" in a calendar year. The first is the beginning of the school year and the second is, of course, in January (Yes, my listing of them is chronologically incorrect, but in education the "beginning of the year" is the first day of school.) Continue Reading...
Teacher-Run Schools Gaining Popularity
posted by: Alix | January 04, 2011, 10:26 am   

A public charter school in St. Paul, Minnesota has been gaining national attention for its innovative vision and spin on learning. The Avalon School is a teacher-run school with no administrators, secretaries or even librarians. This school and others like it have been gaining steam as a means to challenge the classic public school environment, and according to a new study, are producing results. Continue Reading...
New Poll Blames Parents for Problems in Education
posted by: Alix | January 03, 2011, 11:23 am   

Education reformers and policy makers have long pointed fingers at various groups for low graduation rates and various headaches in education. Teachers, administrators, and the economic down-turn have all been blamed for failing schools and underperforming students. In contrast, a recent Associated Press-Stanford University poll finds that 68 percent of adults blame parents for the problems in education. Continue Reading...
New Year’s Resolutions (yours and theirs)
posted by: Jill | December 29, 2010, 10:13 am   

Want to improve? Now is the time to do it; the New Year is almost here. Join the crowd and set a New Year’s resolution for your profession. Better yet, take a few minutes and share a mini- lesson with your students about the importance of goal-setting. Have them set a few goals for school or even just your class. Use the goals throughout the semester or the rest of the school year as motivation. Don’t forget to have them check-up on your progress too! Continue Reading...
Greatest Hits & Biggest Misses in Education 2010
posted by: Alix | December 27, 2010, 10:32 am   

As we wrap up 2010, websites and magazines of all topics are releasing their annual "best-of" lists. People in the education reform world are no different. This week, the Hoover Institution released its best and worst lists for 2010: Continue Reading...
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