No…I am, was, could be…one of the worst teachers in my state! Florida VAM #higherED Where are you?

I read Simone Ryal’s post today…http://simoneryals.blogspot.com/2014/02/im-one-of-worst-teachers-in-my-state.html Then KAFKAteach’s post: http://kafkateach.wordpress.com/2014/03/01/gosh-damn-thats-a-bad-vam/?relatedposts_exclude=732 I know Valerie Strauss stepped up to the plate: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/02/25/the-most-meaningless-teacher-evaluation-exercise-ever/?wp_login_redirect=0 However, at the end of the day, the State of Florida has data that says I am not a valuable teacher. :(  In fact, I’m pretty bad according to them. Tuesday, after the Florida Writes, I was…

Gosh Damn! That’s a Bad VAM!

Originally posted on kafkateach:
In my last blog post I revealed that I conducted a very unscientific study and concluded that I might possibly have the worst VAM score at my school.   Today I conducted a slightly more scientific analysis and now I can confidently proclaim myself to be the worst teacher at my school,…

The dog…

Originally posted on Yellow Pineapple:
The dog…the puppy, she is just 6 months old, is now mine. She was my daughters, but that lasted just a few weeks. The puppy is work. More work when I already have enough work. She is a dog that needs space, movement , and active learning. She can be…

Innovation means copyright, right?

Originally posted on Bianca Hewes:
As is so common with me, this blog post is prompted by an online conversation I recently had with Suzie Boss. We were chatting via Twitter with my new mate Heidi Hutchison about creativity and innovation – prompted by a recent blog post by Heidi about assessing creativity. If you…