Category Archives: administration

Why NCTE? (with rock video)

Apparently there is a video storytelling project going on at NCTE this year. We will throw down on that because… well, because video! So stay tuned. The two ideas suggested as topics were untold stories from teaching, or ‘why do … Continue reading

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Adventures on “The Dark Side”

I’m embarking on something new. On a good day I think of it as an adventure, and anthropological exploration. On the bad days… I’m in a program to get my principal’s licensure. It’s what you do if you want to … Continue reading

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More than a Number: Why Class Size Matters

For a while now, the good folks at NCTE have been fighting the good fight on class size for language arts teachers. This link goes to their policy statement on class size: More than a Number: Why Class Size Matters. … Continue reading

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The 21st Century Principal: 5 Things Teachers And Administrators Can Do to Make Learning Real in Their Classrooms

It’s always good to get reminded of important things at the beginning of the year. I liked this quick list from J. Robinson who blogs a lot about teaching, technology and education. His number 1, ‘get to know your students’, … Continue reading

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We need to listen to teachers

The Edurati Review linked to this piece today about the situation in Florida; Florida legislators seem to be making decisions based on things other than what is best for Florida students, despite what the experienced, veteran teachers had to say … Continue reading

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So F. Scott said to blog about it

I’m stressed out. Here’s the problem: I’m a member of a state-level committee to rewrite our standards for reading and writing. I’ve been working with this committee for months. We are up against our final deadline, but we need more … Continue reading

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