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Who is responsible for making sure students learn?

Over the next few days, I am going to try to respond to some of the questions I posed in yesterday’s post about assessment. You can read that post here. I don’t pretend to have all the answers to these questions but ruminating about them allows me to consider some possible solutions or points of view. I… Continue reading Who is responsible for making sure students learn?

accountability · collegiality · PLC's · responsibility · teacher autonomy

The Rights of a Teacher (a partial list) and other thorny issues

Teachers have always worked in collaborative groups. Sometimes the makeup of these groups is self-selected and at other times it is not. Disclaimer #1:  I always learn something when I work with other teachers. Disclaimer #2:  I don’t always need to work with other teachers. I have the right to time and space to reflect on… Continue reading The Rights of a Teacher (a partial list) and other thorny issues

accountability · responsibility

Accountability vs. Responsibility

     Disclaimer:  The tentative conclusions found herein are not what I initially intended, hence tentative.  As I wrote, my ruminations took me in an unexpected direction.  I hope readers will add sense to what may be nonsense, after all.          Whatever happened to the word “responsibility”, a respectable and honorable word… Continue reading Accountability vs. Responsibility