Monthly Archives: August 2012

Movie teaching vs. real teaching

When new teachers envision what they want to be like in front of their classes, they search their memory banks for what they remember their best teachers being like.  Mixed in with the memory of that teachers are the portrayals … Continue reading

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How to evaluate teachers

Note:  A publisher has expressed interest in having me do a book about my finding on the ed reform movement, including what I think productive reform would look like.  I’m going to write some stream-of-consciousness drafts and publish them here … Continue reading

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Med Reform

Imagine a day when a group of politicians and philanthropists read in the newspaper that the United States does not have the highest life expectancy in the world.  Not only that, we are actually ranked 38th in the world at … Continue reading

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