Dave Powell

Teaching

Pay Teachers More? Of Course We Should

There is an old argument about teaching and teacher pay making the rounds, masquerading as a powerful new insight. The argument is that improving the working conditions of teachers is more important than raising teacher pay. Or, to put it another way: “Just Paying Teachers More Won’t Stop Them From Quitting.” If you read the article […]

The Character Education We Need

I should probably stop short of saying this will be the last thing I have to say about grit—never say never—but I think this will be the last thing I have to say about grit. Maybe. In response to my last post, a commenter, “thespecialeducator,” presented a scenario. In it, a student says he doesn’t […]

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