Monthly Archives: March 2012

That’s just (expletive) wrong!

Today was one of the more bizarre days in my journey as a second career teacher.  At the end of an after school meeting focused on explicit direct instruction (EDI), a fellow teacher, who I really do not know, asked … Continue reading

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VAM BAM: Our National Obsession with Measuring Teacher Effectiveness

I wanted to highlight a blogger I just discovered who passionately discounts the value of value-added measurement (VAM) as used to determine teacher effectiveness, especially for those who teach English as a Second Language (ESL) students.  Her post got me thinking about … Continue reading

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