All Blog Posts Tagged 'Schools' (9)

Educator Musing: Failing To Make The NCLB Cut

"The law has created dozens of ways for schools to fail and very few ways to help them succeed. We should get out of the business of labeling schools as failures and create a new law that is fair and flexible and focused on the schools and students most at risk."

U.S. Department of Education Secretary – Arne Duncan


It’s all about the test scores. …


Added by Carlos Mendoza III on July 13, 2011 at 12:11am — No Comments

Watching Frankenstein with CoverItLive


So you just got done with a three-week unit teaching Frankenstein to your 11th grade students. You are extremely proud of how focused your students have been with such a challenging book. You also pat yourself on your back for being able to engage your urban students for the entire three weeks. Within your plans your culminating project is to actually show the movie to your students. However, after all your hard work you are a little reluctant to loose the…


Added by Anthony O'Neal on April 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

1 to 1 Laptop Schools, Teacher Appraisal and 21st Century Learning.

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After reading many articles and blogs asking the question "where do we go now" in reference to 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and the use of digital resources in the classroom. I have put together some current published research to consider  in the cycle of teacher appraisal in 1:1 Laptop Schools.  I would welcome comments to improve/adapt/expand any of the information given in this…


Added by Steven David Pearce on December 17, 2010 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Charter Envy in Boston

Charter Envy in Boston

Boston, long suffering from charter envy, now plans to convert several of its district public schools into charter schools. On November 3, the Boston School Committee unanimously voted to

convert a middle school and a high school into charter schools. This is

part of their…

Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?

Parent Triggers: People Power or Corporate Financed Witch Hunts?

Parents are understandably frustrated with low test scores, low graduation rates and a persistent achievement gap. Many are demanding change and believe the…

Added by Michael Dunn on November 23, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

New Sources Added to Web-Based Sources and Print References on Mentoring Jewish Students and Teachers on September 2, 2009

Shalom Colleagues and Friends,

This is a collaborative post. We invite you to submit web-based and print references on mentoring Jewish students and teachers. We want this listing to be as complete and helpful to our readers as possible.

List of Web-based References Read Godsoe, Bethany et al. (2007) Experience Speaks: The Impact of Mentoring in the Classroom and Beyond. NY: AVI… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on September 2, 2009 at 5:43am — No Comments

What is the Relationship Among These Structures: A Congregation of Life-Long Learners, a Jewish Professional Learning Community (JPLC) and a Jewish Community of Cooperative Learners?

The ideal educational setting in which to be a mentor teacher is within a congregation that is committed to life-long learning, a school that is a Jewish professional learning and within a classroom that is a community of cooperative learners. Let's explore these structures and their connections more thoroughly.

A congregation of life-long learners is one that studies and lives Torah. A Jewish professional learning community is a school in which the administration, teachers and… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on August 28, 2009 at 7:21am — No Comments

Are there Jewish educators out there interested in improving the quality of day and supplementary school education?

Hi Colleagues,

I have just started a blog whose purpose is to create a venue where interested educators can access information about Jewish mentoring programs and materials. I envision that blog as a forum to discuss issues relating to the improvement of Jewish education through the mentoring of Jewish students and teachers. In the blog you will find articles, resources, and programs on the role of mentoring in the recruitment, development and retention of Jewish… Continue

Added by Richard D. Solomon, Ph.D. on April 23, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

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