Five Best Blogs: Happy Edu-Halloween
A tale of two teacher evaluations Joanne Jacobs: Rhames almost quit teaching because of her experience, but is “now happily working at my charter school where teacher evaluations are fair, substantive, and self-reflective.”
What teachers think about teacher prep NCTQ: 81 percent of respondents think there should be a national review of teacher preparation. 59 percent of all teachers felt "very prepared" or "prepared" in their first year in the classroom.
Charters Line Up For Extended School Day Cash Catalyst: Of the 41 charter elementary schools that can apply, 32 are planning to, he said. The schools will get the same amount that regular public schools have been offered: $800 for each teacher and $75,000 for each school that starts in January.'
Read' Shakespeare In Minutes? CliffsNotes Films Makes It Happen HuffED: Now, it's coming to the masses in an even simpler form. "CliffNotes Films -- The Fastest Way to Learn," a collaboration among AOL, Mark Burnett, Coalition Films and Josh Faure-Brac, is launching with animated shorts -- each narrated by nerdy super hero Super Cliff who guides the audience through classic works.
Teacher Claims VeganismMade Her Crazy Enough To Sleep With Students Jezebel: Shockingly, the judge didn't buy her vegan/antidepressant/alcohol/IBS defense, and sentenced her to four years in prison.
The Lost Tweets of Ichabod Crane The Tangential: Excited to be starting my new job @TarrytownSchool! I hear every child in Sleepy Hollow is above average. Charming school-house! Classic log-cabin construction, very charming. Bit drafty, but no matter. I hear my reputation as a disciplinarian has preceded me! I merely do as I must. #sparetherodspoilthechild.