Daily Spotlight on Education 11/14/2008

  • The New Team – Joel I. Klein – Series – NYTimes.com

    Names are popping up for education secretary amidst much discussion. Here is a recent one that I've seen named several times — Joel Klein, chancellor of NYC public school system.

    tags: education, learning, edu_news

  • Mathetude » Recently Hot

    It is called “mathetude” – however, this digg-like aggregator for technology and education is fascinating with readers giving “apples” to the news stories. I've enjoyed browsing through what they have in this repository of current news.

    tags: education, rss, news, edu_news

  • Tulsa World: TPS refuses to release report on school

    TPS reports have a whole new meaning in Tulsa Public Schools where the report overviewing conditions at their alternative school are being withheld. This is a “dicey” area at best and one that no administrator wants to be in.

    I have friends who work at alternative schools and tell me that they are basically ignored and not treated as “legitimate” educators. NO teacher is a babysitter. NO teacher is a “jailkeeper.” Teachers need to teach and if conditions are bad, people should know about it.

    Just a thought for the administrators out there, if you have an alternative school in your charge — have you gone over lately to sit in on a class. And if you're not going to sit in on a class or are afraid to, then how do the teachers feel? Get out there and improve education for everyone. For, in this sort of situation as with TPS, everyone loses.

    tags: education, learning

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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