In the second of a series, Minnesota teacher Wade Sutton shares how his trip to Education Nation last fall has changed his opinions of Common Core.
After meeting some of the architects of Common Core, Wade Sutton has a new appreciation for the standards.
Three VIVA Teachers collaborated to summarize their experiences for the article “Educators Speak Out: Organizations offer teachers new avenues for influencing education policy” that appeared in the July/August edition of Harvard Education Letter.
Beth Hillerns, who teaches Title I at East Central Elementary School near Sandstone, Minn., believes all students deserve access to full-day kindergarten.
VIVA Minnesota Project II – Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation
On October 26, 2012, members of VIVA Minnesota Teachers Idea Exchange II presented their report Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation to members of Governor Mark Dayton’s administration and the MDE Teacher Evaluation Work Group. Download a copy of “Strengthening Our Practice: A Classroom Teachers’ Approach to Evaluation.”
So much of the chatter in education policy these days is shaped by the goal of getting rid of bad teachers. While that is something we certainly should do, shouldn’t we spend a lot more time thinking about getting as many good teachers as possible into our nation’s classrooms? What about thinking about how to