Colorado’s AP Mess, Standardized Tests and Getting it “Wrong”

I’ll admit it, for the past ten years or so I’ve taught “The Gifted.”  Actually, this year I’m doing a little something different (more about that another time), but my background is in dealing with little people a whole hell of a lot smarter than your humble blogger.  It’s a wonderful letting go of ego… Read More Colorado’s AP Mess, Standardized Tests and Getting it “Wrong”

I Got the Professional Development Lecturin’ At Me Blues….So Bad

A busy week, punctuated like a punch to the nose with too much “professional development.”  Why is “PD” so bad?  Why is it invariably “taught” exactly the way we’re told to NEVER teach?  One wishes the PED Death Eaters would descend upon a typical APS “PD.”  They’d hand out “minimally effective” evaluations like handbills outside… Read More I Got the Professional Development Lecturin’ At Me Blues….So Bad

Copies and Albuquerque Public Schools: The Geddy Lee Connection

As we are always saying in K-12 education:  “Won’t somebody think about the late-70s ProgRock?” The latest brouhaha in Albuquerque Public Schools is about paper.  Trees.  Yes, about the legendary Canadian three-piece ProgRock outfit Rush. Okay, it doesn’t have anything to do with pretentious songs fraught with fake meaning.  One could more piercingly say the… Read More Copies and Albuquerque Public Schools: The Geddy Lee Connection

More Hardhitting Reporting from Your Eyewitness KOB News Team: Teacher Vacancies

Your humble blogger, and others, have continued to point out the combined brain drain and lack of even somewhat warm bodies when it comes to filling teaching positions within Albuquerque Public Schools in recent months.   For example, here. Today, KOB-TV is ON THE CASE, probing, delving and investigating as only a local TV affiliate can. … Read More More Hardhitting Reporting from Your Eyewitness KOB News Team: Teacher Vacancies