Chicago’s teacher performance-based pay didn’t work

A study released Tuesday by Mathematica Policy Research Inc. about a Chicago program that contains performance-based compensation for teachers, shows no evidence that the program boosted student achievement on math and reading tests, compared with a group of similar schools that did not use the performance-based compensation system, Education [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

The OGT Is My Michigan Game

One of those countless Friday after-work discussions we have with our teaching colleagues has stuck in my mind for the past year. “We’re the only profession in the world,” stated a fellow teacher, “where we are judged not by how we perform, but by how other people perform.” That stopped me [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Best and Work Teacher Gifts

An interesting article at TeacherHub.com featured some best and worst ”teacher gift stories,” like this one: “I got half a bottle of Lady Stetson one year from a kid who stole it from his Mom. I talked to his Mom and she was really filled up though, that her kid wanted [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →

Educational Gifts?

We all look forward to that look on a child’s face when she opens a gift she really, really loves. Of course you can’t go wrong with the latest toy or game, but can that toy or game be educational and still be fun? Share your experiences, good or [...] Continue Reading… Continue reading →
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