Gadfly on the Wall: Teachers Absorb Student Trauma But Don’t Know How to Get Rid of the Pain

Gadfly on the Wall: Teachers Absorb Student Trauma But Don’t Know How to Get Rid of the Pain Today a middle school student said he hated me.   He told me to... Read more »

Shanker Blog: What Teachers Want From PD

Shanker Blog: What Teachers Want From PD Teacher professional development (PD) often gets a bad rap. As a former educator of nearly a decade, I can count on one hand how many... Read more »

Curmudgucation: The Troubles With the Learning Loss Debate

Curmudgucation: The Troubles With the Learning Loss Debate Like many education debates, the Learning Loss conversation has developed so many, many ways for people to be wrong, most of which can be... Read more »

Janresseger: A Climate of Fear Makes It Harder for Children and Their Teachers to Consider Our History

Janresseger: A Climate of Fear Makes It Harder for Children and Their Teachers to Consider Our History We have all seen pictures in the news and listened on television to parents shouting... Read more »

Answer Sheet: Covid-19 Brought New Technology Into Elementary School. It’s Time to Remove Ii.

Answer Sheet: Covid-19 Brought New Technology Into Elementary School. It’s Time to Remove Ii. Teachers have long known that most kids learn better when they are in a classroom with a teacher... Read more »

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Universal Preschool Cookie-Cutter Pressure: Head Start’s Troubling Framework

Nancy Bailey’s Education Website: Universal Preschool Cookie-Cutter Pressure: Head Start’s Troubling Framework There is no such thing as a “developmentally appropriate curriculum” for three- and four-year-olds. Common sense should tell us that. ... Read more »

Gadfly on the Wall: Stop Normalizing the Exploitation of Teachers

Gadfly on the Wall: Stop Normalizing the Exploitation of Teachers Nearly everyday I get to school only to be confronted by the call-off sheets.  Pages and pages of people who aren’t coming in... Read more »

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Whatever Happened to Open Education?

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice: Whatever Happened to Open Education? From time to time I have published posts that take a look at innovations that policymakers and practitioners hailed... Read more »

Curmudgucation: A Reminder About the Uselessness of Test Scores

Curmudgucation: A Reminder About the Uselessness of Test Scores As we move through the latest stage of the pandemic in schools, we still get a lot of noise about how we Really... Read more »

Janresseger: New Research Yet Again Proves the Folly of Judging Teachers by Their Students’ Test Scores

Janresseger: New Research Yet Again Proves the Folly of Judging Teachers by Their Students’ Test Scores The Obama Administration’s public education policy, administered by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, was deeply flawed... Read more »