This is the third piece in a series called “Out on Good Behavior: Teaching Math While Looking Over Your Shoulder” by Barry Garelick.
Barry Garelick: I hoped I would be allowed autonomy in my new teaching job, but for the most part, I was glad they brought me in out of the rain.
Sandra Stotsky: To know why kids who, at the end of 3rd grade, have low reading achievement we should look at how their teachers were trained and tested.
A new report seems to make the case that Pearson is encouraging the privatization of schooling, reducing the need for trained teachers, and the accumulation of data.
Articles noticing parental dissent over several education trends does not mean parents did not speak out before instead they just went ignored.
Richard P. Phelps: In the realm of education testing policy cherry pickers have run the show for over three decades. It’s time to unrig the research.
Niki Hayes reviews DIVE online math and science programs after a phone conversation with Dr. David Shormann about the math program he created.
Wendy Hart: Standards-based grading will lead us further away from freedom and individuality and could lead to a loss of selected types of knowledge.
Barry Garelick shares this anecdote from his teaching career to provide “deep understanding” of any narratives you wish to supply.
Rowman & Littlefield will release “Roots of Low Achievement: Where to Begin Altering Them” by Dr. Sandra Stotsky in August of 2019.