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You think you know what teachers do…

Valerie Strauss, on her The Answer Sheet blog at The Washington Post, often posts insightful perspectives on teaching that teachers and non-teachers alike should read.  Her latest, titled “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.,” written by a former teacher, now lawyer, Sarah … Continue reading

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‘I would love to teach but…’

Re-blogging this from Valerie Strauss’ The Answer Sheet: I have experienced aspects of what this veteran teacher describes in her email to Valerie Strauss, as re-blogged further below.  Fortunately, mine are rarely as egregious as hers.  However, they are often … Continue reading

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The Real Shanghai Secret

I just stumbled upon an amazingly well stated piece by Ann Qiu titled The Real Shanghai Secret written in response to Thomas Friedman’s NY Times OpEd: The Shanghai Secret from October 2013, where Friedman praises the progress made by Shanghai in the past … Continue reading

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