Issues in Education

Arne Duncan's never even been a teacher

I don't think it's right that our nation's education secretary has never been a classroom teacher.Am I the only one?

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 | Last comment: Apr 22, 2013 at 5:47pm
Prefessional Growth Plan (PGP)

My county is now requiring/implementing the PGP evaluation system. We have had meetings about a few things concerning the PGP (mostly giving us dates when things are due) but without being giving direct methods of completing it. All specialties in my school (including gen ed) have been given examples of a PGP within their area, except for mine. I am exceptional education and no one knows what we are to do. The county "higher-ups" can not even answer questions about it or give us an example of a PGP directed toward ex.ed. I am seeking out any information pertaining to a PGP in the exceptional classroom (supportive unit). An example would be more than beneficial for my colleagues and myself.

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 | Last comment: Apr 22, 2013 at 5:08pm
Leadership in Education

Teachers and students are the core of any school but the tone is set by the principal. I am wondering if others agree with me. Is the principal of your school an imposed leader, setting schedules, curriculum, school calendars, managing the building, OR is he/she an inspired leader?
http://www.hertzfurniture.com/school-matters/inspired-leaders-imposed-le...

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 | Last comment: Apr 22, 2013 at 5:01pm
3.5 Billion Dollar Turnaround Program""

I am looking for questions or concerns by educators regarding the new 3.5 Billion "Turnaround" Program. I am conducting some research regarding this program and plan to conduct a survey for educators or anyone in the education field. Please post your comments regarding this article and your feelings in regards to having a management company take over a school for example. Thank you! http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20100301/NEWS/3010309

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Arts Education

Has anyone ever wondered why the arts are not included in standardized tests if NCLB lists the arts as one of ten core subject areas?

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 | Last comment: Apr 22, 2013 at 10:23am
Do You Give Zeros?

Do You Give Zeros? If you do you should stop. Giving zeros does nothing to motivate students, the only thing it does is makes them even less motivated than they were before.You should make an exception, like if a student turns in nothing then they deserve the zero. However, if you want to "punish" them for low performance or not meeting your expectations giving them an F- (5o%) is punishment enough.Take a look at thsi post: technologyinclass.com/blog/2009/12/07/do-you-give-zeros/Thanks and looking forward to some open discussion. Thanks to TeachHub for providing this service!TIC-Technology In Class"

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 | Last comment: Apr 15, 2013 at 8:14am
Homework! We're doing it all wrong!

Homework can be redefined. I've dedicated 20 years to this effort. We're staring to progress.See article:http://educationalissues.suite101.com/article.cfm/a_new_instructional_definition_for_homeworkHarvey"

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