I think California schools are in a position to make huge strides in spite of former Secretary Duncan’s attempt to get the state to march in step with his off-tempo drumbeat. His refusal to support the state’s waiver requests, and his subsequent encouragement of a waiver request by districts done without the support of local teachers, indicate how out of touch he has been with what effective school improvement efforts really look like. It’s important to note that Mr. Duncan has had nothing to do with what is arguably the most important school reform effort being done in the country today – Governor Brown’s transformation of school funding,
And now, for a beginning collections of commentaries from others:
Creating lessons and assignments using a “three-two-one” strategy is fairly common among classrooms. One advantage is that using that framework makes it easier for both students and teacher to remember what everybody is supposed to do!
Here are some variations that I’ve previously shared, used and/or written about — feel free to contribute your own in the comments section:
We’ve got a long ways to go, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt to begin a “Best” list on next year’s Olympic Games in Brazil.
I’m going to start it with just a couple of videos and links, and will be adding tons more over the next several months.
In addition, though, I’m going to share links to “Best” lists I’ve posted on previous Olympics. Many of those resources are still “live” and useful. Eventually, I’ll go through them and paste the most relevant links here, too.