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Monthly Archive for August, 2008

“In-service” and  “professional development” are usually dreaded phrases and events for teachers returning to school after the summer.  While I enjoy having extra time allotted to review new curriculum materials (familiarity with classroom resources is a good thing), applicable training on new technology tools, and discussions “designed” to help me stay current with the ever-rapid […]

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Larry Ferlazzo shares this “winner” from David Duebelbeiss Sixth Edition of the ELL/ESL/EFL Blog Carnival. It discusses the misguided efforts of Florida legislators to eliminate specific training for teachers of English Language Learners. It shares some quotes from a teacher name Holly, who feels she doesn’t need special training for her job, teaching middle school […]

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Doug Noon, in another well written piece dissects the problems with Reading First in Borderland » Blog Archive » Reclaiming Education. The landmark federal legislation provides funding for reading programs that adhere to the feds guidelines. As Doug points out, the criteria for “scientifically proven” reading methodology wasn’t well, very scientific. He also points out […]

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