A very happy New Year from The Papergraders to the world. We are wishing for the best for education, our culture, the world. Oh wait, that’s redundant. They’re pretty much the same thing. This article from NPR rolled across my … Continue reading
Category Archives: DUH
A 2007 teacher of the year from Arkansas writes about a view of school reform that relies on the assets that already exist within the system, rather than obsessing on the deficits. Read it here.
There has been a lot of chatter on the intertubes in the last six months about how the Common Core will or will not cause the removal, reduction or shift of the place of fiction in the Language Arts curriculum. … Continue reading
Just in case you were wondering where we would get by letting the private sector run education at any level, I think this quote sums it up: “Absorbing roughly 30% of the federal student loan funds plus multiple private loans … Continue reading
Strangely enough, some people who study education think that blaming teachers for all the problems isn’t helping. Who could have guessed that?! How Blaming Teachers Shortchanges Students | NEA Today.
Just a quick post here to share a “duh” moment I had yesterday. I spent about 45 minutes yesterday morning going through a stack of writer’s notebook self evaluations, entering into a Google spreadsheet the scores my students gave themselves … Continue reading