Tag Archives: teacher evaluation

Ipads and Headphones and Schools, Oh My!

Let’s say it again: America’s schools have some serious problems. Pundits and policy makers tackle these problems from the top down. They  assume change will eventually trickle its way into the classrooms of actual children and improve the education they get. I think change need not wait for the trickle-down improvements to finally take hold. […]

Many of the Best Teachers Leave the Profession

Once again I find myself thinking about why teachers leave the profession.  This week I am in Waterville, Maine, attending an institute on Maine School Law. I am deeply impressed with the caliber of the teachers I am with, which is often the case when I spend time pursuing further training, especially during vacation periods, […]