On August 30, 2012, a two-year effort to restructure teacher performance evaluation fell silent. Assembly Bill 5 called for the use of student test scores to be considered when rating teacher effectiveness. This is not a new concept and it is sure to be resurrected, as the author of the bill urges a future review
On my bookshelf and desk sit a large variety of books related to the teaching profession. Recently, I rummaged through the titles to prepare for the new school year. It is an interesting time because I have the privilege of working with teachers across the continuum: soon-to-be teachers who are at the Praxis stage spending
I have the privilege of working with teachers. Within this group I include: future teachers, new teachers, “veteran” teachers, and retired teachers. As I get closer to the end of this list, I see one common thread- a belief that teaching is life-long journey. I vividly recall one experience in my pre-service preparation experience.
by Marisol Rexach (Part 1 of a Series by Ph.D. Students) Recently I’ve been spending some time in K12 classrooms. These classrooms have been in Los Angeles and Orange County. All have been a call for help. Teachers who need another set of eyes to witness the student behavior in their classrooms. These teachers,