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Steve Ransom

Fired Before Your First Day: Lessons Learned From Khristopher Brooks - Forbes - 40 views

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    It's equally true for educators that districts should (1) HAVE a social media policy and (2) make sure new hires are made aware of what they are and understand their role regarding the messy interplay of privacy and public, networked interactions.
Paul Beaufait

A Sociological Eye on Education | Rigor mortis - 7 views

  • The challenge is to state education policymakers across the country who have hitched their teacher-evaluation systems to measures that seek to isolate teachers’ contributions to their students’ learning: Develop clear and consistent guidelines for assigning teachers to rating categories that take into account the inherent uncertainty and errors in the value-added measures and their variants.
  • If policymakers aren’t willing to take measurement error into account in a defensible way in teacher-evaluation systems, don’t talk to me about rigor—rigor is dead.
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    Pallas expounded on "rigor" in teacher evaluation.
Liam Martin

Johnny Can't Fail Policy: Why University students are becoming stupider by the minute - 0 views

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    I've just read an article by Joanne Laucius on a new education policy called the "Johnny can't fail policies". Very simply the policy gives high school students the opportunity to redo tests and assignments and receive incompletes for missed work and plagiarism instead of a zero.
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