Tag Archives: Teacher Evaluations

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT STILL LOOKING FOR BRAVE TEACHERS

Dancing on an Electric Rug with a Gun to Your Head or The Unabridged 2015-16 Pasco County Schools Teacher Evaluation MOU Here is the utterly asinine, unnecessarily complicated, purpose-built to be scientific-sounding, horse manure-language laden, Pasco County Schools 2015-16 Teacher Evaluation MOU in its entirety. If your district has one that’s worse than this, I’d love to see it. Special

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GUEST POST: A DEPRESSING LETTER FROM A DISILLUSIONED TEACHER

An Email I Had to Post Recently, I received an interesting email from a Pasco teacher who asked to remain anonymous. I can totally understand that request. The email was a mixture of bullets and prose, and was obviously the spontaneous result of his contemplation of where our leadership has taken us during the last fifteen years. I replied to

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JOHN LEGG: CHARTER SCHOOL OWNER, TESTING TYRANT AND CHIEF ARCHITECT OF FLORIDA’S WAR ON PUBLIC EDUCATION

A Definitive Account of Fast Johnny’s Misadventures in the Florida Legislature Ol’ Johnny Legg sure has been in the news a whole lot lately. That is fitting. He’s the one lawmaker most responsible for Florida’s precipitous plunge to national laughingstock status in education over the past year. Legg and his crooked capital cohorts have been engaged in an obscene attempt

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THE TRUTH ABOUT JOHN LEGG

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing The WA has watched, with ever increasing dismay, the recent coverage by the two local papers of state senator John Legg’s recent whirlwind romp through his senate district, feigning empathy with his constituents while shrewdly advancing his public-money-to-private-pockets political agenda. Legg’s recent behavior is somewhat puzzling to me, because he frames his sudden realization that

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MARZANO METHOD MADNESS

Mad Scientist Marzano Has Created a Monster Virtually all of Florida’s public universities have colleges of education. A quick perusal of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors website shows 12 public universities, 10 of which have colleges of education. The only ones that don’t are New College of Florida in Sarasota, and the newly established Florida Polytechnic,

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FLORIDA TEACHER EVALUATION TIME

Here we go again. Pasco County School District’s Moronzano Method I remember when our fearless leaders over at district put their vast intellectual arsenal to work and put this pitiful snake oil system for “evaluating” teachers together.  A workshop of sorts was held at our site in order to explain the new way evaluations would be done. As usual, with the

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Teacher Evaluations and the Pasco Fiasco

Pasco County School District’s Moronzano Method I remember when our fearless leaders over at district put their vast intellectual arsenal to work and put this pitiful snake oil system for “evaluating” teachers together. A workshop of sorts was held at our site in order to explain the new way evaluations would be done. As usual, with the district plan so

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