Monthly Archives: September 2014

/RantOn: Intimidating our Teachers – The Silence of the Lambs

(It’s time for a periodic “/RantOn.”  Sorry, right up front, for the sometimes angry or negative tone – this is a (hopefully) uncharacteristic “no more Mister Nice Guy” moment!   A /RantOn is always about a topic that deeply frustrates good … Continue reading

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Who Gives Teachers a Voice?

Originally posted on cityneighborsfoundationblog:
City Neighbors Teachers and Staff Teacher Voice The other day, I heard someone say, “We need to give teachers voice.”     At the risk of offending that well-meaning educator, that statement seems so silly to…

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A very good teacher in a suburban high school designs and conducts an outstanding lesson – something almost impossible for the 39% of teachers in urban high schools.

I must admit to having mixed emotions when I saw a superb post from one of the handful of blogs that I follow.  I liked it so much that it is my first “reblog.”  Please be sure to follow Growing … Continue reading

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Ambiguous Sports Graph

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Originally posted on Growing Exponentially:
“Oh shit, I think I just changed my mind.” -Student Today in class we talked about the above graph. For 45 minutes. One graph. And almost every single one of my students was engaged the…

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Teacher PDPs —

Teachers sit through hours of PDP sessions each year.  Of course, sometimes they have value — but all too often… Another great illustration by Jessica Fitzpatrick.  See more of her work at:  http://liftingthecurtain.com/illustrations.html

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A look at the loss of arts, inclusion classes, and student expectations from a teachers point of view — a Q & A session at Linda Rheinhart’s award-winning blog!

Please shoot over to Linda’s blog — Words from the Heart — for a Q & A session with Linda about three of the most problematic areas where we are failing our children in their high school education.  There is … Continue reading

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More books being sent out to legislators in our mission to help classroom high school teachers fix the REAL problems with education! Do YOU have a legislator who should get one?

(Be sure to visit our blog at and click FOLLOW in the upper right at https://liftingthecurtainoneducation.wordpress.com/ to join our effort and add your voice to classroom teachers nationwide trying to fix the REAL problems with high school education!) Well, they … Continue reading

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