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Updated: 2010-04-27T19:42:40Z

 



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2010-04-27T19:42:40Z

Editors Note: Blogboard will no longer be updated as of April 26, 2010. For our take on the latest in the teacher blogosphere, please visit our new blog, Teaching Now.... Editors Note: Blogboard will no longer be updated as of April 26, 2010. For our take on the latest in the teacher blogosphere, please visit our new blog, Teaching Now....



A Calculated Decision?

2010-04-21T16:09:59Z

Thanks to a few new science standards that involve math, Ms. Bluebird realized that her students can't compute without a calculator. Thanks to a few new science standards that involve math, Ms. Bluebird realized that her students can't compute without a calculator.



A Tutor's Dilemma

2010-04-20T18:15:01Z

Ms. Cookie found herself conflicted last week, as a student with "attendance issues" decided to ask for tutoring help two days before the class had a test. Ms. Cookie found herself conflicted last week, as a student with "attendance issues" decided to ask for tutoring help two days before the class had a test.



When Teachers Learn From Comics

2010-04-14T17:23:47Z

Harking back to his high school days, Mister Teacher recently tried applying a lesson he learned from old-school comic books to his classroom. Harking back to his high school days, Mister Teacher recently tried applying a lesson he learned from old-school comic books to his classroom.



Jonathan Swift and Test Scores

2010-04-01T19:46:18Z

David Cohen writes a faux letter from a student to a teacher, where the student thanks the teacher for helping raise his test scores. (Sarcasm full speed ahead!) David Cohen writes a faux letter from a student to a teacher, where the student thanks the teacher for helping raise his test scores. (Sarcasm full speed ahead!)



The Rogue Sub

2010-03-31T18:33:06Z

Mei Flower figured her class would still run fine after leaving explicit instructions for a substitute while she was sick...that is, until the "rogue sub" came along. Mei Flower figured her class would still run fine after leaving explicit instructions for a substitute while she was sick...that is, until the "rogue sub" came along.



Survey Says?

2010-03-29T19:54:27Z

While being forced to administer the 2010 NYC School Survey to her students in class, Miss Eyre was equal parts heartened and disheartened" by her students' responses. While being forced to administer the 2010 NYC School Survey to her students in class, Miss Eyre was equal parts heartened and disheartened" by her students' responses.



A Curriculum Valuation Issue

2010-03-24T20:17:33Z

On What It's Like on the Inside, the Science Goddess raises the inherent problem with nationwide school budget cuts: Which programs are being slashed and why? On What It's Like on the Inside, the Science Goddess raises the inherent problem with nationwide school budget cuts: Which programs are being slashed and why?



What Students Should Know

2010-03-18T15:48:00Z

Inspired by another blogger's list of the "Top Ten Things Every Graduating High School Student Should Know or Understand," loonyhiker posts her own list for her special education students. Inspired by another blogger's list of the "Top Ten Things Every Graduating High School Student Should Know or Understand," loonyhiker posts her own list for her special education students.



Sparking School Reform Discussion

2011-12-07T19:15:27Z

To begin her speech classes' persuasion unit, Mei Flower asked her students how to fix some of their school's problems; she learned that even students recognize the flaws in NCLB. To begin her speech classes' persuasion unit, Mei Flower asked her students how to fix some of their school's problems; she learned that even students recognize the flaws in NCLB.



Spring Broken

2010-03-12T18:29:55Z

With one week of classes separating his students from spring break, Hobo Teacher wasn't very optimistic about his chances to accomplish much in his classroom this week. With one week of classes separating his students from spring break, Hobo Teacher wasn't very optimistic about his chances to accomplish much in his classroom this week.



Collaboration Key to Student Success

2010-03-03T19:50:37Z

Cindy Rigsbee responds to the recent Metlife survey about teacher collaboration with delight, as the findings ring true with her. Cindy Rigsbee responds to the recent Metlife survey about teacher collaboration with delight, as the findings ring true with her.



Off With Bad Teachers' Heads?

2010-02-24T18:17:33Z

Robert Pondiscio wonders, "What would happen if we simply adopted policies of systematically removing the most ineffective teachers?," as recently proposed by Stanford University economist Richard Hanushek: Robert Pondiscio wonders, "What would happen if we simply adopted policies of systematically removing the most ineffective teachers?," as recently proposed by Stanford University economist Richard Hanushek:



Fun With Acrostics

2010-02-24T15:07:53Z

Inspired by his school's newest acrostic slogan "L.E.A.R.N.", Hobo Teacher creates his own acrostic which he believes to more accurately reflect his school's mission. Inspired by his school's newest acrostic slogan "L.E.A.R.N.", Hobo Teacher creates his own acrostic which he believes to more accurately reflect his school's mission.



Caught You Red-Handed!

2010-02-24T15:01:30Z

During class recently, Coach Brown noticed a student attempting to cheat on a reading quiz and taught him a valuable lesson in front of his classroom peers. During class recently, Coach Brown noticed a student attempting to cheat on a reading quiz and taught him a valuable lesson in front of his classroom peers.