Tag Archives: Achievement Gap

“Send in the Drones” – My Anti-establishment Lyrics

My district mandates explicit direct instruction (“EDI”) as our sole instructional method.  While I applaud their desire to help all students, especially our underserved, low socioeconomic status students, their decision supplants a teacher’s unique, passionate pedagogy for a cookie cutter, “show … Continue reading

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A Summer Course to Remember

I recently finished teaching an accelerated algebra 1 summer bridge course.  The following images best depict and contrast my experiences teaching the recent summer course and teaching my regular course this past year, in reverse order.  ***Regular School Year Experience***   … Continue reading

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Bureaucracy Run Amok

I stumbled upon the commentary below after reading, and opining about, a reblogged post at Larry Cuban’s site. [1] I repost this commentary as I believe Stephen, the commenter, speaks truthfully about the ignorance embodied in bureaucracy as well as the … Continue reading

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