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Great Teaching

June 7, 2013

Tags: Fifth grade, filmmakers, Elk Grove, Jim Bentley

Great teachers are national treasures; they change lives. They aren’t paid what they should be, but there are rewards. They and those they impact (children, parents, and often the greater community) usually appreciate what they do. And their students will remember them for the rest of their lives. Christopher Naze and Jim Bentley are two teachers who rank among the greats. Both teach in elementary schools. (more…)

Test Scores

April 15, 2010

Tags: Tags: Civic Education, civic education in America, civics, Jim Bentley, Joy, joy hakim

The test scores keep rolling in: Reading scores stay “flat” as the gap between rich and poor becomes a chasm. In science we rank somewhere in the middle of the international scene, gazing wistfully at places like Singapore and Finland where students excel in math and physics. Are their kids smarter than ours? Are their teachers more skilled? I don’t think so. But I do think we are off-course in some of our teaching methods. (more…)




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