In my previous posts, I’ve discussed how teachers are backed against the wall in the reform argument, and this makes our own efforts at self-improvement harder to start. Here’s another bad place we find ourselves at in this debate. The argument usually goes like this: Reform-y type: All kids can learn, not all teachers can [...]
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In my prior post (The “Green Line”) I discussed the entrenched position of a lot of the arguments about education and education reform these days. Here is one of my favorite arguments: Teacher: Your ideas have no basis in research, or the reality where I teach; Reform-y Type: You’re just for the status quo! Really, [...]
The arguments in education reform (and what I call “reforminess”) are now so entrenched, I feel like I’m at the point of abandoning responding in complete sentences and could just use a number to refer to a “set” list of rejoinders. Check out this exchange between The Frustrated Teacher, and Mimi Carter on Huffington Post. [...]
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.