My weekly Education Week Teacher advice column/blog will begin next week. It will be an advice column comprised of questions submitted by readers and answers contributed by me, readers and special guests.
This blog’s readers have already submitted several great questions that will get the column started, and I’ll be constantly looking for more. Ask anything related to K-12 education, including classroom management, instructional strategies, school reform, administration, etc. And if I don’t know anything about the topic, I have plenty of valuable colleagues from around the world who do!
Anyone whose question is selected for this weekly column can choose one free book from a selection of twelve (including mine) published by Eye On Education. I’m not a big believer in using incentives, but just thought this might be a nice way to get good books in the hands of teachers.
For now, you can leave questions in the comments section of this post.
Does grade-level retention work as an accountability tool for students and parents?
What social/political causes have contributed to the downgrading of respect for the teaching profession?
How will common core standardized assessments allow ESL students to show improvement? A beginning student in high school cannot even take a grade level test fairly even if allowed a bilingual dictionary and time and a half. The intermediate student would not fare much better. Since 40% of a Teacher’s rating will be based on standardized tests, most ESL teachers will not rate well. Getting lower ratings leads to termination.