5 Ways For A Successful End of the School Year For Teachers, Parents and Students
This year Miami-Dade County Public Schools start Spring Break at the end of the third quarter which will be March 22, 2013. Nice! When we return, we have two weeks left until FCAT takes over our lives and the rest of the time to tie up loose ends.
Some Watch Flowers Blossom, I Watch My Garden of Students
Sometimes there are groups of students who capture your heart as you capture their minds. This year, while my students may not be Einsteins, they have a heart of gold. It does happen every now and then. The last group of students who made me feel like this are now graduating seniors at their local […]
The Golden Rule of Accountability: VAM Unto Others as You Would Have Others VAM Unto You
Rick Lapworth’s view on Value Added Models takes on a funny yet, truthful view of the hypocrisy that goes with it. What are your thoughts on VAM?
Not Your Normal Thanksgiving Day Grace
It’s Thanksgiving in America. Can’t lose this opportunity to share with all of you my reasons to be so thankful this year. I am thankful that I am not a school board member of Miami-Dade County Public Schools.
Occupy UTD: United Teachers of Dade Is Not Too United
From noon today until tomorrow at 3 pm, Miami-Dade County Public School teachers will be occupying the United Teachers of Dade building. They are protesting the contract which we all will be voting on tomorrow. 1. Many teachers realized that
Seventeen-year-old Nikhil Goyal speaking at Florida International University
“NCLB effectively created the system of “teaching to the test” and “canned curricula” giving teachers less and less control over their classrooms, while students spend more and more time preparing for
Superintendent Carvalho Throws Crumbs at Teachers
This post is dedicated to my childhood friend, Bernabe Perez. He doesn’t fully understand my gripe with Miami-Dade County Public Schools treatment toward teachers and most importantly toward the students. This post might clear up some misunderstandings. Today The Miami Herald wrote about a tentative agreement between the school board and the United Teachers of […]
Miami Dade County Public School System Pays The Miami Herald $16,000 Per Month To Report
I am really enjoying this challenge to blog a post once a day. I didn’t know I had so much I wanted to share with the world. It’s very therapeutic. Last night, I couldn’t take reading The Miami Herald online articles anymore. Its one sided reporting on the issues regarding Miami Dade County Public Schools, […]
Are You Looking The Other Way?
A good friend of mine asked me why I bother discussing the corruption in our school system when it’s obvious no one cares. He is right to a degree. Almost no one cares. I care. As long as I care, I will continue to speak about the injustices and financial mismanagement in Miami Dade County […]