I arrived at my school Monday to a site abuzz. Coworkers had heard from teachers at other school sites in the district sharing that on Friday, they had received an email that was going out to “a select group of teachers” in our district, offering them the chance to work in high needs schools. Recipients [...]
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Well, my recession notice came in the mail yesterday. Much more exciting than the new phone book because for those of you who don’t know California Education labor rules, my pink slip is no more. Magic wand waved, and I still have a position guaranteed for next year. There is a part of the Education [...]
[NOTE: I've edited part of the speech that was not delivered which said that Board Members had quoted questionable figures. They did not do this at the board meeting, and in fact Board Member Arroyo was very aggressive in questioning the presenters from TFA about studies they cited, and in citing alternative studies. The Urban [...]
Well, being unionized, it’ll be a lot more civilized than that, but a week that started with my school being subject to “reconstitution” ended with me getting one of these. Keep a couple things in mind… Last week ended with a lot success and kudos from my peers and others at CUE. I was sharing [...]
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.