The Reflective Practice of Tea...

Jul 12, 2013 by

by Kenneth Bernstein – As a teacher, I cannot imagine not reflecting as a regular part of my teaching practice.   Part of...

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Declare Your Commitment to the...

Jun 12, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – There is a new initiative, titled An Education Declaration to Rebuild America. For too long, our...

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Thoughts on merit pay for teac...

May 14, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – which was written as a comment on this thread at Diane Ravitch’s blog.. The presumption of Merit...

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Teachers sue to block Florida ...

Apr 17, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – As of this morning, a group of seven Florida teachers from three counties filed suit against the Florida...

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Michelle Rhee was warned about...

Apr 12, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Veteran education journalist John Merrow obtained a copy of a previously “missing” memo from...

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A pointed commentary on the ch...

Apr 3, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – which was sent to the NY Times as a possible op-ed / letter to the editor, but not published.  I am...

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What we need to remember about...

Mar 12, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – is how absolutely unique each one is, which is why we need to stop attempting to impose a standardized...

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Is teaching an art or a scienc...

Mar 5, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – The thoughts in this piece were occasioned by a conversation where i was asked if I thought teaching...

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So why do hedge funds so favor...

Feb 16, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Allow me to quote Deep Throat, as played by Hal Holbrook in “All the President’s Men”...

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Another sign of what is wrong ...

Feb 6, 2013 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – is the desperate need for money as local and state governments either see tax revenues dropping (from...

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Why Not Ask Teachers How They ...

Jan 16, 2013 by

I am immersed in it as a teacher who tries to find time to have an impact upon educational policy outside of my classroom. Kenneth...

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Maya Angelou Public Charter Sc...

Dec 20, 2012 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – Here is a video that will give you a sense of the school where I now teach Take a few minutes and you...

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Because we are teachers

Dec 19, 2012 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – we take seriously that the first charge we have is to keep our students safe. At Columbine a coach,...

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Some observations from a class...

Nov 22, 2012 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – If you were to start on Independence Avenue from where it splits off from Pennsylvania Avenue NE at...

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Applying the Success of NCLB t...

Feb 9, 2012 by

Kenneth J. Bernstein – NCLB: The Football Version 1. All teams must make the state playoffs and all MUST win the championship....

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LI Principals speak out forcef...

Nov 2, 2011 by

Kenneth Bernstein – in opposition to the idea of tying the evaluation of teachers and principals to student test scores.  In...

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