As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Great opportunity this Wed. in DC!
I wish I was available for this!
Please join us for a panel discussion at the Aspen Institute
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 10:00 AM to 12 Noon
Coffee and breakfast pastries are available at 9:30am; panel will begin promptly at 10:00am.
The Futures of School Reform
How might we re-envision our school system to make it more just, equitable, and higher performing? Most approaches to school reform today tinker with the existing system, but what if it is the system itself that is the problem? At this special event, the nationally known authors of the recently publishedThe Futures of School Reformwill argue that reformers across the spectrum are not thinking big enough, and instead outline six pathways for remaking American schooling. Join us for a provocative and highly interactive discussion about the future of our schools! "The Futures of School Reform" is available for purchase on site for $20 - cash or check only. Featured Authors:
Richard Elmore, Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership and Director, Doctor of Education Leadership Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Helen Janc Malone, Advanced Doctoral Student, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jal Mehta, Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Terry Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University and Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Robert Schwartz, Francis Keppel Professor of Practice of Educational Policy and Administration, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Heather Harding, Vice President of Research, Teach for America
Andrew Rotherham, Co-Founder and Partner, Bellwether Education
Ross Wiener, VP and Executive Director, Education & Society Program, The Aspen Institute