Five Words

By cwright, June 15, 2010 10:18 AM

Friend, Laugher, Teacher, Coach, Family

Five Words

By bklosinski, June 15, 2010 8:56 AM

Family, caring, busy, determined, learner

Five words

By jdavis, June 11, 2010 10:24 AM

teacher

enthusiastic

coach

pet lover

ambitious

family, organized, compassionate, religious, avid reader

By Kim, June 10, 2010 2:59 PM

family, organized, compassionate, religious, avid reader

mother, family, caring, busy, sports

By sjenkins, June 9, 2010 11:40 AM

Five Words

By Lorie Lech, June 8, 2010 5:07 PM

Welcome Fellows of 2010 Summer Institute.  Current TC’s you are more than welcome to join in as well!

We would like you to get acquainted with the web site.  Please respond to this post by describing yourself using ONLY 5 words!

Pre Institute 2010

By Lorie Lech, May 15, 2010 2:34 PM

Inquiry Rocks!!!!!  Woo hoo!!!!!

Wow!!!

By Lorie Lech, February 24, 2010 10:13 PM

Hello!  Tonight was our first practice run through for the presentations for the Showcase.  For those who were scheduled, an AMAZING job!  After tonight, we are certain the showcase will rock!  I cannot wait to see the rest on Saturday!  Thanks again to all!!!

What Makes a Great Teacher?

By Tom Johnson, January 30, 2010 10:16 AM

Atlantic Online has a long article on teaching in the D.C. schools:

This tale of two boys, and of the millions of kids just like them, embodies the most stunning finding to come out of education research in the past decade: more than any other variable in education—more than schools or curriculum—teachers matter. Put concretely, if Mr. Taylor’s student continued to learn at the same level for a few more years, his test scores would be no different from those of his more affluent peers in Northwest D.C. And if these two boys were to keep their respective teachers for three years, their lives would likely diverge forever. By high school, the compounded effects of the strong teacher—or the weak one—would become too great.

Parents have always worried about where to send their children to school; but the school, statistically speaking, does not matter as much as which adult stands in front of their children. Teacher quality tends to vary more within schools—even supposedly good schools—than among schools.

It’s a very interesting article.

As Long As We’re Talking About Formulaic Writing…

By Tom Johnson, January 29, 2010 10:45 AM

I previously posted How to Blog about formulaic blog construction. This is something about how to put together a television news story. It’s very funny, but it has a dirty word in it so you’ll not want to show it to the kiddies — or even watch it yourself if you’d prefer to avoid the fallout of an entirely gratuitous f-bomb.

If nothing else, it can spur a conversation about whether this website needs Standards & Practices.

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