Wow. Listen to this less-than-3 minute video of noted teacher evaluation expert, Charlotte Danielson, talk about teacher evaluation. My favorite line? "You can't fire your way to Finland." Should be required viewing for every school district administrator. Next favorite line? "What can count as evidence and how can that be attributed to an individual teacher?" She also says, at the end, "No one on the planet has figured out how to do that." Boom!
Shout out to the Chief Sealth Marching Band who appeared in yesterday's Macy's Holiday Parade. Good job, kids!
In bad news, apparently, in some parts of the country you can get arrested for picking your kids up at school...on foot.
(And yes, I am going to address the Times' editorial column on parents and schools but that'll be a separate thread.)
To note, there are no Director Community meetings tomorrow.
What's on your mind?