Daily Archives: June 26, 2011

Pete Chodzko, 2008 CA Charter School Teacher of the Year

Pete Chodzko, a middle school history teacher at Gompers Charter Middle School in San Diego, has been named the 2008 Hart Vision Charter School Teacher of the Year by the California Charter Schools Association.

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Miracle High School Doing More With Less: The Preuss School UCSD (La Jolla, California)

What is a , “Miracle School”? A miracle school is a school that is performing a miracle by achieving success for all its students despite significant limitations. Look at the data below. As you do so, ask yourself the question: … Continue reading

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No Child Left Behind [Documentary Film]

Source: Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No_Child_Left_Behind_Act The No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) is a United States Act of Congress concerning the education of children in public schools. NCLB was originally proposed by the administration of George W. Bush immediately after … Continue reading

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“Ganas”: Jaime Escalante (“Stand and Deliver”) & Excellence

Blogging allows me to do several things. First and foremost, it allows me to reflect on my teaching practice. There are times, however, when what I need is not reflection, but inspiration. In such a time, my blog allows me … Continue reading

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Teach First – Teach For All – Enseña

Partners of Teach For All must be independent social enterprises led by individuals who are dedicated to pursuing the unifying mission and commit to five common principles: •Recruiting and selecting as many as possible of the country’s most promising future … Continue reading

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Teach For Chile – Enseña Chile

El seminario realizado el viernes 6 de mayo, co organizado por Enseña Chile y McKinsey&Company reunió a más de 180 personas, principalmente empresarios, líderes de opinión y referentes del mundo educacional. El mensaje que logró transmitir el evento fue revelar … Continue reading

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The Real World of Teach for America: Zitsi Mirakhur – The Pragmatist

Meet Zitsi Mirakhur from the University of Chicago. The beginning of her Teach for America assignment was rough…until Zitsi learned a few tricks of the trade. By the end of her first year, teaching had taught her a lot about … Continue reading

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Teach For America: Wendy Kopp at Stanford University

(January 12, 2011) In 1988 Wendy Kopp proposed Teach for America in her undergraduate senior thesis. Today Teach for America has 8,000 corps members reaching over 500,000 students across the country. She describes how she realized the idea and understood … Continue reading

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Does Teacher Education Have a Future?

(May 12, 2011) A panel featuring educators discusses the current state of professional development for teachers and how the process can be improved upon to create better schools. The Cubberley Lecture Series is sponsored by the Stanford University School of … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Janet Goodwin, Applied Linguistics, UCLA

In Janet Goodwin’s classroom, small talk can be just as important as correct grammar. A lecturer in the Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL since 1986, Goodwin uses video clips of conversational language to instruct international teaching assistants in the … Continue reading

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