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Gregory Sampson
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Are You More than a Test Score?
It is a traditional practice of mine to ask my students to reflect on their learning, their struggles, and their experience in my classroom at the end of the year, including questions about what I did well and what I did poorly. Of course, I disguise those ...

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Quote: There is no pretending this will serve students. Florida's education system has already been failing masses of students by gutting public schools and replacing them with unregulated, unqualified, unscrupulous charter operators, and this bill openly and deliberately accelerates that process.

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HB 7069
# 1 in a series: June 15, 2017 The Honorable Rick Scott Office of Governor Rick Scott State of Florida The Capitol 400 S. Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32399-0001 Governor Scott: In terms of golf, you muffed it. Topped the ball and it dribbled off the tee. And...

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The Role of a School Board Member
This morning brings news from California that a school board member is surveying students via Google docs to ask them which of their teachers should be fired. I'm not making this up:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfuEAArKudshXvC2_OocgWDfj-cVnd0O...

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The Apology
I am doing 20 hours of state-mandated ESE training in order to renew my teaching certificate next year. For that, I am giving up five Saturdays, 4 hours at a time, to attend a course titled Managing Anti-Social Behavior. Today we closed with a short discuss...

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Teacher Appreciation Year Two
In what may be an annual feature of this blog, a grumpy, old teacher returns to share with his employer how he could be shown appreciation this year. Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8 - 12. (2016's version:  http://stoneeggs.blogspot.com/2016/04/teacher-ap...

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Demise of the Co-op
I play this silly game on my tablet, when I am at home (don't salivate, professional standards for education police, I'm not playing when I am on my campus engaged in the professional activities for which I am paid--if you want me, you'll have to try harder...
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