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Archive for September, 2010

Doors Shut For Teachers

Sometimes it may seem that everyone is talking about what to do to teachers but that teachers have not been part of that conversation. Teachers may feel the doors are shut with others inside deciding what to do to improve the quality of teachers.

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Take charge of your teaching by studying your own classroom.

What motivates teachers?

Daniel Pink argues that humans are not motivated by carrots and sticks and yet that is the direction of motivating teachers towards improving their students’ test scores. What are the implications of his very interesting argument for teachers?

Watch this video and post your comment:


and speaking of motivation, being motivated also and especially applies to students.


Robert Samuelson’s OpEd in the Washington Post on September 6, 2010, “The failure of school reform.”