Barry...Judy Jester and Brenda Krupp (both ning members) are planning the PA writing a Lit institute like right now. We discussed a Skype session during the institute on July 21st. What is a good time for you? You should do it in your PJS.
There it is Barry, instead of holding a carrot before them let's get the teachers hopping on the band wagon-energized and mesmerized. The problem with our educational policy is that those who are brainstroming have never been in the storm. There is plenty of good research, from authentic educators, not Harvard MBA's, that can help solve the problems plaguing our educational community.
I totally agree with your comment on merit pay. We need to focus on building capacity and supporting teachers instead of dividing them. If there are those who cannot get with the program we need to exert the ol peer pressure method and help them find a new 'parachute.'
Spring has erupted in Texas! Has it not up there? We're waiting for the hummingbirds' arrival...won't be long now. Everything else in sight is nesting and mating and carrying on with other matters of procreation.
Here is a place to post your Wacky We-search Reports. Post each report as a new discussion, or if you are a teacher you can post similar reports in the same blog ie: Drug Ads etc.. Can't wait to see all the examples.See More
"I have lots of poetry and bookmaking ideas on my website, and also some poems written by me and my students. In April 2013 I published an article title Seven Poetry Games. You will find something for all ages there. …"