What every parent should know about teachers, and what every teacher should know about parents

I am a parent and a teacher.  My wife is a parent and a teacher. Quite a few of our friends are parents and teachers. But I also have friends who are just one of those, a teacher, or a parent. As a parent, I hear a lot of criticism (and occasionally praise) of teachers … Continue reading What every parent should know about teachers, and what every teacher should know about parents

The Best Professional Development for AP Teachers

For the past 12 years I have spent the first week of June with other geography teachers scoring the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exams.  While many of my colleagues think I'm crazy to spend a week of my summer scoring tests, I quickly realized the opportunities available to teachers at the AP Reading won't happen … Continue reading The Best Professional Development for AP Teachers