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Advice to Myself as a New Teacher

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Dear Mr. Barnwell (version 2004),

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How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes?

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One of the questions that I'm often asked in #atplc workshops is, "How should our learning team identify the essential and nonessential standards in our curriculum?"

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Chào mừng bạn đến Quốc Hoa Kỳ (Welcome to the United States)

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Opening up my e-mail and sipping on my third coffee of the morning, I read the following message:

“Hello teachers.  Please welcome a new 10th grader, Ngoc Trinh, coming to us from Vietnam. We will have to do our best to support this student with her limited English skills.”

“Uh oh…” was my first thought. 

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Dan Brown

March 8, 2012

The MetLife data is compelling: Fear is a defining element in american schools

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This week’s release of the MetLife Survey of the American Teacher: Teachers, Parents, and the Economy illustrates just how fear-plagued our schools have become. The whole report is worth reading, but check out this data (interspersed with my commentary):

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Barnett Berry

March 7, 2012

New MetLife Teacher Survey shows economy's effects on the profession

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Once again, MetLife’s Survey of the American Teacher offers deep insights into the status of America’s teaching profession.

Teachers report significant reductions in school budgets, programs, and services. Meanwhile, students and their families report an increase in needs.

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Shannon Cde Baca

March 4, 2012

Chatting about #edtech from the middle of the Pacific

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I work—and sometimes it feels like I live—in cyberspace. So, this month’s #teaching2030 Twitter chat on integrating technology was my kind of chat. First, the amazing technology that we chat about allowed me to facilitate this chat from Maui. I teach online and have connected with my kids from Maui each winter, New Mexico and [...]

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Dan Brown

March 1, 2012

Detachment, the new teacher movie starring Adrien Brody, is a corrupt film

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I was looking forward to seeing Detachment, the new teacher film starring Adrien Brody and directed by Tony Kaye. With a very strong supporting cast (Marcia Gay Harden, Tim Blake Nelson, Christina Hendricks, Bryan Cranston, James Caan) and a compelling trailer featuring Brody as a tortured soul struggling to connect with his students, the movie seemed right up my alley. As a 31-year-old teacher and movie fanatic, I am Detachment's target audience; this should have gone well.

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Ariel Sacks

March 1, 2012

Ed Week article on the whole novels program

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I just published an article with Ed Week's PD Sourcebook called Reading fiction whole. It's about the whole novels program, a framework for working with students in reading and studying whole novels. Since I'm also writing a manuscript about this and have already written several long chapters, it was difficult to boil the methodology and argument for it down to article size.

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