Monthly Archives: July 2012

What they teach the new CMs about public vs. charter schools

teachforus.org has been very quiet lately.  For whatever reason out of 10,000 1st and 2nd year CMs there is only about a post or two a day.  I’m surprised it isn’t more.  I’m sure that many of the CMs have … Continue reading

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New TFA alumni magazine has ‘some’ balance

I received my latest issue of ‘One Day,’ the TFA alumni magazine.  No, I have not asked TFA to remove me from their mailing list.  I have great hopes that TFA will ‘one day’ will become, again, an organization that … Continue reading

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What does ‘StudentsFirst’ mean?

StudentsFirst was formed by Michelle Rhee in 2010 after resigning as chancellor of D.C. schools.  The name ‘StudentsFirst’ implies that they have a mission to oppose those who put students second, third, or even last.  In very clear terms, they … Continue reading

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TFA and Social Media

Today there was a post on ‘Pass The Chalk’ by a TFA staffer, Bex Young, entitled ‘6 Things You Need to Know About TFA and Social Media‘.  Bex, according to her Twitter profile, manages social media marketing for TFA. The … Continue reading

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School Of One

When used appropriately, technology can really make things better.  It can also be a big waste of money.  In my math class, I have incorporated an incredible computer program called ‘The Geometer’s Sketchpad’ which first came out in the early … Continue reading

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First ever StudentsFirst video that I did not laugh at

I think it is an understatement to say that Michelle Rhee is not known for her humor.  Sure, she got a lot of chuckles when she recounted the time she taped her students’ mouths shut with masking tape and the … Continue reading

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Revenge of the Seth

One goal TFA’s new ‘Pass The Chalk’ blog is intended to demonstrate that they are not afraid to show the world that the 40+ thousand people who make up the alumni and current corps are not in agreement on all … Continue reading

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