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#HerePastJune, A Primer On Teachers’ Summers [Collaborateurs]

July 8, 2013 Mr. Vilson
MeetingRoles-Timer

Here’s my latest at The Collaborateurs, where I discuss my reason for joining #HerePastJune, a United For Public Schools project: … we actually need to reconsider how we look at time in school. According to many reports (including some that US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan quotes), the United States already has the highest teacher-to-student […]

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Short Notes: With Tears and Cheers

July 7, 2013 Short Notes
Mona Eltahawy

A few notes: Edutopia highlights five, count em, FIVE books I think you should read. Just go. Read em if you haven’t already. [Edutopia] When discussing the path of citizenship, this is what really matters. Five fifths human. [Los Angeles Times] The New York Times editorial board thinks there should be changes made to the […]

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Please, Keep Writing and Teaching [Kick More Ass]

April 30, 2013 Jose
Iron Man 3

Hypothetically speaking, let’s say you’re a blogger writing about education and a whole mess of other stuff that permeates the experiences you have as an educator looking inward and outward, trying to seek solutions to complex and amorphous situations. Let’s say you decided to look at the landscape of writing about education through this lens. […]

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Born To Do This Shit [On Personal Legends and Teaching]

April 25, 2013 Jose
The Alchemist

“You have 135 minutes left on this test. Are there any questions?” After a quick pause, I said, “You may begin.” As the students got to work on this section of the test, I began to reflect on my life as a teacher, and came to realize that, yes, I was born to be in […]

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When It Comes To Testing, Kids Get Labeled Failures First

April 22, 2013 Jose

In my new co-blog The Collaborateurs, I wrote a little bit about testing and race. Here’s a bit: What’s sometimes missing from this side of the argument is that the effects for students is much worse than for teachers. Obviously, the teaching profession has a long way to go before we have the right working […]

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Freestyle Week: Just Getting To The Test Is A Challenge [Common CorrrUGH]

April 17, 2013 Mr. Vilson

This week, I’m writing blog posts based on people’s submissions to my Facebook page right here. My second one is based on online friend Theresa DeVore’s suggested title, “How can we keep our compassion in this era of high stakes accountability? When told to make sure test scores are raised but in the classroom students […]

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