Posts Tagged: Peter Greene

Evidence that edTPA needs to be Killed!

The edTPA is supposed to be a performance based assessment that can help predict the effectiveness of future teachers.  For one of the best analysis of edTPA and how it correlates to effectiveness please read Peter Greene’s post from May 2016. So why kill it?  Because even though Peter thoroughly dismantled the edTPA; it continues to… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS 1/29/16; NOT required; Strikes; Voices

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 1/29/16 WWMDMS – 1/29/16 Not a legal requirement for graduation.  It’s NOT.  Well being of the child, NOT data collection. EB PARCC Protest Strikes against policies. Test-Driven Teacher Evaluations Strike Out http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-thompson/test-driven-teacher-evalu_b_9714366.html Teachers voices. Teachers talk back: The effect of being evaluated by student… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS 1/15/16; Won’t; Troy; Alaska Canceled

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 1/15/16 WWMDMS – 1/15/16   In a June 2011 speech given by Dr. Carlsson-Paige she won the Embracing the Legacy Award from the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, she said, “Teachers cannot thrive in punitive environments where they are measured, compared, and threatened…. Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Episode 15; In Support of Troy LaRaviere

BustED Pencils Radio Episode 15 –  Episode 15: Rockin in the History Classroom. Episode 15: Rockin in the History Classroom.   Troy calls out the “bullying” and he winds up getting “BULLIED”! ORGANIZED CONFUSION: PARCC HYPOCRISY, BULLYING, AND FEAR-MONGERING IN CPS Organized Confusion: PARCC Hypocrisy, Bullying, and Fear-Mongering in CPS A man of this caliber placed on… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: WWMDMS – 11/17/15; Kids Cash; Finding Language; Go Baltimore

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 11/17/15 WWMDMS – 11/17/15 If you have “to help encourage students to be present and take the Math test, each day they are here…” you probably should reevaluate why your giving this test and determine if it’s in the best interest of children.  We know… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say (WWMDMS 10/26/15); Not Allowed; Absurd; Enemy

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 10/26/15 WWMDMS – 10/26/15 Teacher’s are not allowed to tell you about the test???!!  What???!!! Teacher: What third-graders are being asked to do on 2016 Common Core test https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/04/12/teacher-what-third-graders-are-being-asked-to-do-on-2016-common-core-test/ A loop-hole to AVOID Special Education Services.  ABSURD! Response to Intervention Falls Short Response to… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say (WWMDMS 6/3/15); Raw; Oh YEAH; We object

BustED Pencils Radio – What Would Matt Damon’s Mom Say? (WWMDMS) WWMDMS – 6/3/15 WWMDMS – 6/3/15 A teacher; not a test; is what knows best!!!  A heartfelt, heartbreaking raw honest view from the inside. Untimed Testing is Not a Solution Untimed Testing is Not a Solution See we told you!!  BustED Pencils is education news that seeks the… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: SPECIAL Episode; Danish-style; Fragile; Barf

BustED Pencils Radio SPECIAL Episode –  Special Episode of BustED Pencils: Busting Pencils in Chicago Special Episode of BustED Pencils: Busting Pencils in Chicago Danish-style kindergarten.  WHAT??!!!  Free play, decision making, physical activity, creating, understanding their environment??  BRAVO.  Look how happy the kids are!!  American kindergarteners would be begging for this if they knew about it!!!… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Episode 13; Comply; June 17th; Validity

BustED Pencils Radio Episode 13 –  Civil Rights, Inequities and History   Systems all teachers MUST comply with. Should Teachers Join in Building “Learning Management Systems”? Should Teachers Join in Building “Learning Management Systems”? June 17th – Ohio – Sing, Dance, Laugh, Learn A Show that Celebrates Teachers & Sends up All the Nonsense https://www.smore.com/714f2-barry-lane-s-literacy-cabaret… Read more »

BustED Pencils Trending News: Episode 11; Cares; $95,000; Featured

BustED Pencils Radio Episode 11 –  Busting Pencils with Marion Brady, Morna McDermott, and Matt’s Mom. Episode 11: All In with Marion Brady, Morna McDermott, and Matt Damon’s Mom Depriving teachers, feeling like a tourist and it was all about respect, effort and decency.  Time was the missing link.  No more “plugging” the achievement gaps instead… Read more »