Posts tagged with california
Starting tomorrow, and all next week, I will be working with the California Teachers Association at the Capitol building in Sacramento bringing letting legislators know about the horrific cuts to education that an “all cuts” budget will bring, and asking them to pass, as a legislative majority, a budget that includes extending (not raising) certain [...]
A government decree that a particular situation requires the implementation of pre-arranged responses on a large scale; The status quo following such declaration en.wiktionary.org/wiki/state_of_emergency We all know how bad the budget situation is in California. Dire does not begin to get at the cumulative effects of three years of cuts totaling over $20 billion! There [...]
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of rushing from doing a small group administration of STAR testing to…my state Capitol, to testify on behalf of keeping EETT ARRA funding my state received for education technology in the classroom, and formula grants to districts. For the first time, it looks like the there is movement in a [...]
You can’t ask them to think about text that gives them nothing to think about…
2:44 pm , November 10 , 2013
Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.
My goals are:
- To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
- To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
- To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
- To network with other like-minded educators.
To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.
I can be contacted here.