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Thursday, January 24, 2013

The real teacher evaluation- teaching how to learn from failure. Not all kids on the team should get a trophy nor 100. Failure can be the best medicine.


Please click on the link below for some interesting thoughts on the real skills kids need to be successful.

TEACHING character skills like determination and optimism is more important than raising test scores, argues Paul Tough in his new book



http://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2013/01/helping-children-succeed

9 comments:

parents said...

What bothers us is that no one is holding this supt. accountable. We are taxpayers, support our children's Teachers and our Principal. We do not support this new Superintendant. Our children, teachers and Principal deserve better. We have read a lot on this blog and same story trust, honesty, legal wrangling. and questionable behavior. We are parents who are opting out.

no testing for our kids said...

thanks for the supportive information, standardized testing is stressful on our children. It is also stressful for our children's teachers. We will be reading this book.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Paul Tough

Anonymous said...

Google 'top ten warning signs for school boards' ... interesting read!

Love our kids teachers UPES said...

Race to the Top is an experiment designed for under performing school districts, District of Columbia, Buffalo and some NY City public schools. Hamburg is not one of them. Our teachers are great and my children love their teachers. We support them and their decisions. UPES parents

testing/excessive said...

testing is putting too much pressure on our kids. We need to step back and re examine the maddness.

Anonymous said...

Steve and Joan will be gone by August! WUFF, WUFF!

Anonymous said...

Who is evaluating C.Kaney?

Answer, no one
Colleen has the security of threatening 4 individual jobs if appr not passed, then sits at the appr negotiating table.

Double standards in this school district.

TEACH FOR AMERICA SUCKS! said...

Wanna know the politics of Joan Calkins~~~ Just read her Suburu~~~ So many political statements one could make all kinds of conclusions about her politics 1. She doesnt have any true beliefs just a bunch of jumbled statements 2. She is a public school hater~~ her leanings are amplified by her Teacher for America sticker~~~~ the core of the reform agenda attempting to get rid of tenure and a stomping ground for IVY league educated kids who have nothing better to do upon graduation expect park themselves with the have not children until they move on for education reform jobs. Some of these TFA kids work for Joans Sister~~~ Lucy Calkins. JOAN IS A POISON~~~ Read her car!!!