Several of my friends and relatives—okay, all of them—have complained that I post too much. Because I care, and only for that reason, I am going to take a Spring Break from posting until Monday, April 7 so that you can rest up and catch up on posts you may have missed. Below are my favorites from the year so far.
For a snapshot of the very different circumstances in which children are being educated, compare these posts:
For my analysis of why teachers in underserved communities have a more complex job and need more resources, read these two:
For snapshots of the different circumstances in which children are growing up, compare these posts:
For my views on teacher effectiveness and evaluations:
Finally, in case you missed my most popular post ever, read my interview with the fabulously funny and wise Roxanna Elden in Why The Great Teacher Myth Doesn’t Help Kids.
Enjoy your spring break! Wear sunscreen!
For my commentary on the highly specialized skills needed to teach students in high-needs areas, read these posts: