EDPS 360 (A2) Fall 2013

Want Excellent Teachers? Let Them Work Together More

In Uncategorized on May 10, 2014 at 7:42 am

This Laura Servage character knows that of which she speaks. I’m envious.

My So-Called Career

A couple of things tweaked me to write this follow-up post on the report from Alberta Education’s Task Force on Teacher Excellence. First was this response to my last blog. The reader commented,

Just a quick question: You say that there a few ( very few) teachers who should be put out to pasture. I agree. But how do we know who that is? What measure should we use? How can the system be changed so those bad apples are weeded out?

Second was yesterday’s episode of The Current on CBC. Alberta blogger and teacher Joe Bower mentioned teacher collaboration as an alternative to “top down” practice assessment, and host Anna Maria Tremonti had no idea what he meant. So I figured she’s probably not the only one who isn’t aware that this possibility for improved teaching exists.

So. Here goes:

Collaborative Professional Development to Promote Teaching Excellence

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  1. […] such as that of my co-Educational Policy Studier Laura Servage (reposted recently here and here). Jaimie’s perspective is interesting as it offers a defence of both constructivism and […]

  2. […] a look at a few different pieces by my colleague Laura Servage on questions of reform linked here, here, and […]

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