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The Gifts of Imperfection in the Classroom

My teaching isn’t perfect, my family was not perfect, and, as far a personal development, I have a long way to go. So why am I supposed to pretend otherwise when I step in front of impressionable teenagers who are looking at me to model what it is to be a human in the world? 735 more words

Uncovering And Addressing Student Trauma In The Classroom

Fa la la la la...I broke my badass resolutions

For being such a realist/pessimist, I sometimes surprise myself with my optimism.

Take last January, for example.

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post, which I admitted at the time was written with “wide-eyed optimism.” You can read it… 862 more words

The Complete Pasco County Schools Employee Engagement Survey (Kangaroo Poll)

Unabridged Stupidity

I just can’t resist publishing this latest piece of well-engineered horse manure.

In an obvious effort to appear to actually care about his employees, Grand Poohbah Bubba the Bellicose commissioned Gallup, Inc. 899 more words

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This Is Why Tenure Matters

Being unemployed has allowed me the opportunity to reconnect with friends I haven’t heard from in months or even years. The non- or former teachers have more time to talk, so we’ve met for lunch or dinner or coffee. 444 more words

OBSERVATION DANCE CHOREOGRAPHER MARZANO IS A HUSTLER

Mendacious Methodology

Robert J. Marzano, the fraud behind Learning Sciences International and its teacher observation gobbledygook, is the granddaddy of gamesmanship in teacher evaluation “research” and the resultant peddling to public schools of “experimental” gimmicks. 1,173 more words

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MARZANO METHOD MADNESS

Mad Scientist Marzano Has Created a Monster

Virtually all of Florida’s public universities have colleges of education. A quick perusal of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors website shows 12 public universities, 10 of which have colleges of education. 896 more words

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Again

If this were a work of fiction, last year’s job loss and unemployment might have still happened. But then things would have fallen into place, a new job would appear, and the teacher would make a victorious comeback. 755 more words