Tag Archive: evaluation

May 14

Diigo Links (weekly)

Here are this week’s resources curated from all the blogs I read and the amazing people I follow in Twitter! Big Meta-Analysis Says Four Teaching Strategies Are Most Effective For Low-Income Students | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… There really isn’t any shortage of research trying to identify the most effective instructional strategies (see The …

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Apr 09

Diigo Links (weekly)

Amazing new resources for this past week: “Legends Of Learning” Is New Game-Based Site That Lets Teachers Create Free Virtual Classrooms | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… Legends of Learning is a new site that provides custom-built games organized by learning objectives. Teachers can create “playlists” they want their students to access and then …

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Mar 26

Do Not Tie Test Scores to Teacher Evaluation

Here’s a copy of a letter I just wrote and emailed to my legislators regarding their upcoming vote on ESSB 5748, which would tie our student’s standardized test scores to our teacher evaluation. We can hold students accountable and track and report their learning without standardized testing. We can graduate students from high school without …

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Apr 21

Teacher Evaluation? No.

Evaluation

What is the purpose of teacher evaluation? The corporate, privatization, voucher, pseudo-reform movement would have us believe teacher evaluation is to get rid of those horrible teachers who ruined our lives so that we can keep only the best teachers, jam their classes with 100’s of students, and give them monetary incentives to teach those …

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Feb 21

PLN’s and PLC’s

When teachers use Twitter they form Professional Learning Networks or PLNs with hundreds and sometimes thousands of other teachers. What an incredible way to share resources and discuss current topics facing educators. A quick Google search defines a PLN as “a vibrant, ever-changing group of connections to which teachers go to both share and learn.” …

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