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We hear the term "bad teacher" thrown around in schools, homes and in the media to support the attacks against them. Cities are laying off teachers in droves because of lack of money and failing education systems. Is it the teachers faults that these systems are failing? Are the schools saturated with so many bad teachers that our children aren't learning? Or does society create the bad teacher as a villain? Tune or Call in to weigh on this topic
This Tuesday night, February 28 at 9 PM EST United Federation of Teachers Vice President Leo Casey joins us live to discuss the new NYS as well as NYC teacher evaluation that Governor Andy Cuomo brokered. Mr Casey wrote a piece defending, as well as explaining, the new evaluation agreement at Edwize (the official blog of the UFT) yesterday, http://www.edwize.org/setting-the-record-straight-on-teacher-evaluations-scoring-and-the-role-of-standardized-exams and has taken a lot of heat. Though we at SBSB disagree with Leo, we do applaud him for taking the heat.
The call in # for the show is (213) 943-3735
Yes, after a long hiatus The Mind of a Bronx Teacher Internet radio show returns this coming Tuesday night, January 24, 2012 at 9 PM EDT. On the first show back we welcome New York Daily News journalist Alexander Nazaryan. This pst Sunday, Alex wrote a op-ed piece in which he supports tougher evaluations for teachers. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/teacher-evaluation-faking-success-york-city-school-system-fooling-kids-article-1.1006336
A fun Twitter discussion with Alex (@alexnazaryan) ensuedlater Sunday afternoon with Alex and he has graciously agreed to appear Tuesday night.
For those that have forgotten, the call in # is (213) 943-3735
This coming Tuesday night, July 12 at 9 PM EDT we welcome the one, the only, the fantastic, the lovely, the affable Frustrated Teacher from The Frustrated Teaher blog; http://www.thefrustratedteacher.com/ He will square off against a mystery conservative guest that will be revealed Tuesday night. TFT will surely P3WN this guest with the greatest of ease. Fascinating radio it shall be!!!!
Tonight's mystery guest will be Dr. Stephen Guffanti MD who has never taught before and blames teachers for all the is wrong in education, believes in charter schools, home schools is children and believes that God is missing from Education.
Dr Guffanti also has a program, "Rocket Phonics" that promises to take a child to a 5th grade reading level within two years.
Don't forget, tonight at 9 PM EDT. And call in! 917 932 8721
Call in # 917 932 8721
This coming Tuesday night, June 14 at 9 PM EDT. One of the most egregious cases of Teacher Abuse ever!
My guest works in a District 26 MS. She has been with the DOE for 12 years. Her current principal hired her at his school. She went back into the classroom signed a grievance, got a U rated lesson. She then became chapter leader and never got anything but U ratings.She is now facing termination charges for incompetence based on 3 years of observations that are poorly written fiction. There has to be someone to look into all of the authority that principals are being given. The evil villains are being trained en mass at the Leadership Academy and then are continuing to be empowered by the Teacher Performance Unit (TPU).A good teacher removed and subject to this humiliation while the DOE pays an "attorney", to write up formalized papers Her finger prints are flagged, so that all chance of extra income, tutoring, camp counselor, is lost. She has lost so many employment opportunities due to this man's vendetta. Some attention needs to be paid to the smoke and mirrors of Last In First Out as that whole argument just allows the DOE to prosecute tenured teachers and have them removed. If we examined this issue more closely, we would see that this same principal has brought these charges on 3 teachers in less than 6 months, all of whom earn at least $76,000. In essence if this attack is successful and this principal does in fact win all of the cases he will have managed to cut $250,000.00 from his budget.
Welcome to our Global Languages Classroom. We are Joy, Gladys and Virmared for the course of Curriculum Constructs and Assessment for Global Languages in University of Phoenix Online. This episode is fulfilling the requirements for our last team project: Parent, teacher and community collaboration. We extend our most profound appreciation to our facilitator Dr. Cryder for all that we have learned in class and for providing a significant spectrum of online learning experiences. :)
We are launching our Teacher Tuesday feature with one of the most well known superstars of the teacher blogging world!
We are so proud to have Deanna Jump as our guest this week on WatchDOGS Radio. Deanna is an award winning teacher. She has taught Kindergarten and First Grade for 18 years and holds a Bachelor's, Master's and Educational Specialist degree in Early Literacy and Reading. Deanna has a passion for creating and sharing grade level appropriate units and activities that incorporate national teaching practices and make learning fun. She is the number one seller for TeachersPayTeachers.com.
Deanna has been featured on CNN News, CBS This Morning, The Steve Harvey Show, Time Magazine, Business Week, Huffington Post, AOL News, Inc. Magazine, Ed Tech Magazine, Yahoo Online News, Ed Surge Magazine and Scholastic Instructor Magazine. Deanna has presented to thousands of teachers across the country and shares educational ideas and strategies through her highly popular blog, mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com.
Step #2 of the all important Watch D.O.G.S. 7 Steps to Success is to get the teachers engaged in letting WatchDOGS serve them in a way that supports the teachers in the classroom.
Please feel free to call in with questions and/or comments for Deanna. 215-383-3728.
Please join Dave the Mystic on February 16th at 8PM MST for a discussion of what is involved in finding a spiritual teacher or metaphysical teacher. This is becoming a critical issue as the energies continue to increase and many find themselves getting downloads, intuitive hits, and other phenomena that provide motivation to get answers and move forward. We are seeing many who have found themselves in an uncomfortable place where they have to grow and have a need for a teacher or guide or mentor. All of these roles will be discussed along with criteria to consider when finding a teacher. Calls will be welcome.
Dave the Mystic
PREPARING GREAT URBAN EDUCATORS
Lead Clinical Faculty educator TRICIA PETERSON at The Urban Teacher Center
Presented by LEARNING BIRD
Yes, after a two week hiatus I am back with an all new episode.
This Tuesday, June 7 at 9 PM EDT I will interview Karen Horwitz, author of the book White Chalk Crime (http://whitechalkcrime.com/)(http://www.amazon.com/White-Chalk-Crime-destroyed-cleansing/dp/1419694073/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307244471&sr=8-1) owner and writer of the Internet website, National Association for the Prevention of Teacher Abuse (http://endteacherabuse.org/), and blogger at White Chalk Crime blog (http://www.whitechalkcrime.com/Blogs/)
Teacher Sabrina joins us Tuesday night, April 5 at 9 PM EDT. Teacher Sabrina is one of the tri-authors of the Failing Schools Blog; http://failingschools.wordpress.com/ The topic will be Michelle Rhee's failings, which are too many to list, and how the shine is starting to come off her apple. As always the call in # is 917 932 8721
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