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The World Is Yours (We Don’t Kiss Rings Over Here)

September 26, 2013 Jose
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Truth: I believe you’re better than the ring-kissing I’m seeing right now. A few days ago, I had the opportunity to speak virtually to about the importance of leading while teaching as part of a series I’m doing with the Center for Teaching Quality. In my argyle sweater and windbreaker pants (video conferencing) magic, I […]

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How I Might Have Intro’d The Bammy Awards

September 24, 2013 Jose
Secretary Arne Duncan and comedian Stephen Colbert, both of whose job I would do so much better at, but I'll stick to teaching anyways

There’s been lots of talk about this past Saturday’s Bammy Awards. I’ve written a bunch on diversity at the Bammys and even the executive producer left a comment here after our feisty discussion. However, I’ve kept mute during and after the Bammy Awards, letting others report out. As with any awards show, there were lots […]

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Boredom, Thy Name Is Charlotte Danielson (On Rubrics and Misuse)

September 19, 2013 Mr. Vilson
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“And another thing!” I’ve always wanted to start a post off like that, like I was in the middle of an impassioned diatribe and you just happened to step in to the thousand-person auditorium to hear me just get cooking. But then I snapped out of that dream and found myself in another boring Danielson […]

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I’m Diane Ravitch and I’m Tired of Your Shit (A Review of Reign of Error)

September 17, 2013 Jose
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Pardon my flippancy, but didn’t NYU professor Diane Ravitch already tell you what to do in The Death and Life of the Great American School System? When I was asked to do a review of this book a month ago, I had just started reading a few chapters of her last page turner, soaking up […]

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Changing The Language From Anti-Testing To Pro-Whole Child

September 12, 2013 Jose
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I like getting into discussions with people who like saying “Jose, why are you against testing?” Let me lay out the argument and the reason why, instead of referring to myself as anti-testing, I’m calling myself pro-whole-child. The argument is that testing isn’t bad. We should have experts who look at the lay of the […]

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Diversity and Openness at the Bammy Awards, From Errol Smith

September 5, 2013 Jose
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An exchange flared by between Errol Smith, executive producer of the Bammy Awards in my post about race within the education reform movement. My point in highlighting the Bammys wasn’t to hate on it, but assure that, as someone vested in true diversity, I would spare no one, liberal or conservative, from facing racial issues […]

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