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 […]
NMX Addiction: It Started With the First “Hi”
It’s been one crazy month and the year just started! I am very excited for 2013. I couldn’t wait to say goodbye to 2011 and 2012 was really umm interesting. But 2013 is going to be amazing! MY new year always starts on my birthday. I am not a big New Year’s Eve fan. Kissing […]
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?
Gifts Come In Unexpected Ways
Hey everyone! I’ve been sharing the news all over the internet about this awesome holiday blog tour of which I have been chosen to be a part of by Icess Rojas Fernandez. Did you catch Sententia Vera yesterday? You should! Now it’s my turn, the pressure is on! Of course, when you are on a […]
Tis the Season to Be on a Holiday Blog Tour!
Tomorrow starts a great tour of blogs! Created by Icess Fernandez Rojas, a group of amazing bloggers will each post a holiday theme post on their personal blog. You get to go to each one of them for free!
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 […]