John Merrow looks at six premises of teacher training — and then, proposes seven ideas to improve it.
by John Merrow on 09. Aug, 2011 in Arne Duncan, Cheating, Diane Ravitch, Early Childhood Education, Education Wars, Educational Language, Last In First Out, Politics, Pre-K Education, Preschool, President Obama, Standardized tests, Testing, The Influence of Teachers, innovation, parenting, pbs newshour, race, reading, teachers unions, teaching, technology
John Merrow looks at the recent change in NCLB standards.
by John Merrow on 06. Jul, 2011 in 2012 Presidential race, Arne Duncan, David Brooks, Diane Ravitch, Education Wars, Educational Language, Last In First Out, Politics, Standardized tests, Testing, innovation, parenting, reading, teaching
John Merrow examines the recent David Brooks op-ed column taking Diane Ravitch to task, and how it fits into the overall public education reform discussion.
John Merrow writes of an important life lesson he learned as a teacher in 1966.
by John Merrow on 01. Jun, 2011 in 2012 Presidential race, Early Childhood Education, Politics, Pre-K Education, Preschool, President Obama, Standardized tests, Testing, charter schools, innovation, parenting, school reform, teachers unions
Tweet As always, remember that John’s book The Influence of Teachers is for sale at Amazon. If memory serves, years ago a group of students at a California high school deliberately filled in incorrect answers on a test the state used to evaluate its schools, thereby guaranteeing that the school would sink in the rankings. [...]
Mitch Daniels and his happy remarriage. Kate and Wills. Newt and No. 3. Maybe we should be talking about another marriage, though.
Can you drill down (and through) jargon to figure out what’s really being said?
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