• September 20, 2020

Tags : tim holt episd

Op-Ed: Does Teacher Ego prevent the adoption of Ed Tech?

My friend Kevin Honeycutt used to tell a story of a professor of American Literature who was droning on about a particular short story in his class and became increasingly frustrated with a student in the back row who was paying more attention to his laptop than to his lecture. Finally, attempting to get the […]Read More

Op-Ed: Teacher Evaluations as a movie Review

What if teacher evaluations were written as Movie Reviews? Here is my ode to Roger Ebert, Education Evaluator… Corina Tipton – High School Biology 2019 ★★★ ½ Ninth Grade  – Release Date: 6-5-2019 I once had the pleasure of meeting and talking with Corina Tipton at NSTA several years before she became the Worchester High School […]Read More

Op-Ed: Ten years of School shootings in the United States:

William Penn High School Dunbar Vocational Career Academy Cahokia High School Zebulon Middle School Central High School Westover High School Chimborazo Elementary School Leestown Middle School Aplington-Parkersburg High School Mattituck High School Wilson High School Brockton High School Booker T. Washington High School Livingston High School Discovery Middle School Inskip Elementary School Deer Creek Middle […]Read More

Op-Ed: What Good Is Teaching Kids To Not Bully When

Send her back!” “Send her back!” chanted the crowd at the rally for the man that was sworn into office with a bible once held by the Great Emancipator. They chanted in unison as he smiled broadly after mocking a duly elected Unites States Representative and US citizen, Ilhan Omar (D-MN). He smiled. He basked […]Read More

Op-Ed: Go Karts and Ed Tech

When I was but a lad, there were several go kart tracks in Northeast El Paso. One was at a miniature golf course which had an orange dinosaur, and one was dedicated solely to go karts farther north on Dyer street. I remember, as a 9 or 10 year old, the thrill of riding these […]Read More

Op-Ed: Librarians will restore your faith in America

It is easy to lose faith in America and the American way of life. Politicians certainly don’t do much to reaffirm the ideals of the founding fathers. The judiciary seems impotent to stop incompetent or just evil political parties and policies (as recently demonstrated in their deferral on radical political gerrymandering). People without means fall […]Read More

Op-Ed: Arsonists that put out their own fire

By now, you probably have heard that the just-concluded Texas legislative session included a massive $11 billion piece of legislation that overhauls many of the long-ignored issues in the state’s public education system. Good for them. Republican Governor “They Can Pry the Guns from My Cold Dead Hands” Abbott along with far Right radio host […]Read More

Op-Ed: Too much technology for parents to handle?

I once was asked to answer questions from a TV report about Ed-tech in the classroom. “Does your district provide classes or help for parents who are not comfortable with technology?” We had recently just completed a 1:1 roll out in our schools, and had also moved towards digital textbooks. The implication of the question, […]Read More

Op-Ed: Cruel Pedagogy – Adding to the List

Steve Wheeler came up with a 10 item list called “Cruel Pedagogy.” In it he lists ten things that teachers should do to be cruel while teaching; where the practice of teaching becomes a cruel experience for the students. It might very well be that the teacher is a nice person, but the pedagogy they use, […]Read More