[This might be my only post on education for a while] #LSTN2TCHRS Education friends, teacher friends, CCSD friends, PEM-GA friends: if it's "all about the kids" (as of course it is in education), I just hope the various authorities in charge heed their teachers’ advice, like this one from rural Arkansas: https://berto.fyi/2I9MwjX Good teachers seem … Continue reading 4 Simple Things
Cedar/Central friends, CCSD friends, Athens and Georgia public education friends: This sounds like a promising approach in helping diverse and effective schools thrive-- a story from, of all places, Iowa: berto.fyi/IowaStudentLedPD " 'Unless we get feedback from diverse perspectives, we can only operate from what we know—and what we know is limited because it's just … Continue reading Candid Feedback
Education friends, CCSD friends, BATs, PEM-Ga and NPE allies: this is the best essay on teachers and teaching in a while-- by a couple of teacher friends https://berto.fyi/2U8ySzS Wisdom from Todd and Adam: "There can be no “better South” without public education. . . . Teachers are not losers. Teachers are warriors."
Thinking through all the action back home in the CCSD, I continue to reflect on the apt and stirring message of Rev William Barber the various times I have seen him speak, and his theory of “fusion politics,” most recently at the NPE conference three years ago in Raleigh: http://bit.ly/2wUjZde "Fusion Politics" according to Rev … Continue reading Fusion Politics
Education friends, CCSD friends: Of the many issues I care about in public education, including effective and thriving integrated schools and community engagement and support of our schools, none is more critical than that our teachers are respected and fulfilled in their profession. And that is why I share this piece about a recent poll … Continue reading Respect and Fulfillment