Classroom Contemplations http://wlrn.org en How To Teach Brown V. Board To A Class Of All Black Students http://wlrn.org/post/how-teach-brown-v-board-class-all-black-students <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; line-height: 24px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(68, 68, 68);">Here’s a question:<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 14px; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span>How do you teach a class of all black students in an all-black school that&nbsp;<span style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-family: inherit; font-size: 1 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:32:33 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 34398 at http://wlrn.org How To Teach Brown V. Board To A Class Of All Black Students Why Relying On Tests Only Reinforces Bad Behavior In Schools http://wlrn.org/post/why-relying-tests-only-reinforces-bad-behavior-schools <p dir="ltr">There are some real perils to systems which try to reduce teacher performance to a single number, such as many of our new “value-added” formulas.<p><p dir="ltr">The first is that whatever you decide to measure &#8212; and, implicitly or explicitly reward &#8212; is what you are going to get.<p><p dir="ltr">Take a look back a few years at our mortgage crisis. One of the precipitating structural problems was that the system evolved so that there was an incentive to write more mortgages. No longer were people rewarded for responsible lending. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 16:09:12 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 16756 at http://wlrn.org Classroom Contemplations: The Teaching That Evaluations Ignore http://wlrn.org/post/extra-curricular-teaching-evaluations-ignore <p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-19727603-9fd5-32fd-74da-1475777ff33c">One of the things I want to do through this series is to expand the discussion of a teacher’s value. We cannot let the worth of teachers be defined narrowly by the test scores of their students. Tue, 02 Jul 2013 15:58:22 +0000 Jeremy Glazer 16755 at http://wlrn.org