A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day—their students. The idea—as simple as it sounds, and as familiar as it is on college campuses—was revolutionary. Why Kids Should Grade Teachers - Amanda Ripley
Walk-Throughs Are On the Move - School Leadership 2 Classroom walk-throughs are a trend that is on the move!
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What We Know About Teaching Teachers - Transforming Learning Learning the art of preparing effective teachers never ends for the teacher education community.
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Technorati ranks more than 100,000 blogs with “authority” calculations “based on a site’s linking behavior, categorization and other associated data over a short, finite period of time.” I don’t know what all that means, but it allows for comparison of blogs across and within all categories. The site doesn’t have an “education” category, so it requires going through the comprehensive listing to pick them out one at a time. The rankings are updated once a day, but here are the top 20 education blogs as of May 16, with their Technorati authority figures (1000 is the highest possible score): 1) Joanne Jacobs – 610 The Top 20 Education Blogs | Intercepts
Education blogs are becoming a means for educators, students, and education administrators to interact more effectively than ever before.