I'm far from home, but there's still plenty to read on the interwebs.
Our Stupid Questions
Teacher Tom with a striking twist on the old "no such thing as a dumb question" shtick.
How Joy Became the New Grit
Jennifer Berkshire gives us a look at how the world of grit is giving way to something even worse
Talk about Passion
Kristen Perkins guest-blogs at Blue Cereal Education with a piece about passion in teaching.
Reflections from a Nasty Woman
Nancy Flanagan with a brave and honest post about the price women pay for coming forward in matters of sexual harassment. If you're only going to read one item on this list, this is the one.
What New Challenges To The Charter School Industry Reveal
These were supposed to be the salad days for the charter business. Jeff Bryant takes a broad look at why that's not happening.
The Value-Added of Teacher Preparation Programs
Audrey Amrein-Beardsley takes a look about what new research tells us when it comes to using VAM to evaluate teacher education programs
You Can't Teach Writing from the Side of the Pool
Did we just talk about this last week? Sure we did, but it's a point worthy of repeating. Russ Walsh hosts a guest post from Cynthia Mershon.
More About Attrition Rates in Boston
Mark Weber (Jersey Jazzman) is back to once again cut through the smoke and mirrors of the Massachusetts charter debate.