Wherever somebody is struggling to be free.
Hold on tight to your fears
Cause that's your hatred
And that's your love as well
Learn to use all your fears
As a fuel, an engine
To get you where you need
I must always remember
There's no point to surrender
@Vendetta He didn't do the dance but seemed to have the same Power Point on display. Par for course 2020/
4 hours, 49 minutes ago on Mike Miles and the Looming Disaster in the Dallas ISD
@Disrupted DISD I've heard the same, and with what I've experienced this year and seen in the last few weeks, that doesn't sound too far from what's being set in motion.
5 hours, 24 minutes ago on Mike Miles and the Looming Disaster in the Dallas ISD
@LBart @Juliette Low @stop the insanity You're so right about Harvard. My family had to cash in a lot of quid pro favors to get my brother in and through Harvard. All the while, we lounged about poolside, sipped bellinis, and whiled the days away.
5 hours, 45 minutes ago on Mike Miles and the Looming Disaster in the Dallas ISD
@Persona non grata LO: The student will be able to make a complex inference using textual evidence for support. Fig. 19D (RS)
DOL: Using evidence from recent events involving the Miles administration, explain how the provided quote applies to the current status of the district. "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."
2 days, 6 hours ago on ACP Update: Last-Minute Reversal of the Last Last-Minute Decision
@Bald One @disgruntled No worries. I figured that it wasn't a dig after I read more of your subsequent posts. Keep up the good fight.
1 week ago on ACP’s Are Gonna Be B-A-D
@LBart @disgruntled @retiredteacher Maybe the district should look at changing exam schedules. Should we change the board approved schedule with less than 4 weeks left? No.
1 week, 1 day ago on ACP’s Are Gonna Be B-A-D
@LBart @disgruntled @retiredteacher Again, you're moving the goal posts. Your question was whether or not other districts have early release schedules. They do. QED.
@LBart @disgruntled @retiredteacher CFB still has an early release schedule 15 years later.
@LBart @disgruntled @retiredteacher Move the goal posts much?
@LBart @retiredteacher All the districts you listed have early release schedules during exams.
When I went to school in Carrollton-Farmers Branch (91-97), we had early release.
@LBart @Release the Toxins @ Rear View Mirror You understand that once testing starts we cannot cover any standards that our students may see on their exams?
That's the reason for early release here and in other Texas districts.
@Quo Qu ohhh Ha! What an apt metaphor.
1 week, 2 days ago on ACP’s Are Gonna Be B-A-D
@Quo Qu ohhh @Juliette Low Like this?
@Bald One @disgruntledI'm aware that fubar is a military acronym. I often have my students attempt to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar word using only context as justification for their definition. The use of fubar in my mock LO/DOL was meant as sarcasm.
@Southside Student @disgruntled Kudos.
1 week, 3 days ago on ACP’s Are Gonna Be B-A-D
LO: Students will use context to determine the meaning of an unfamiliar words/words. ELAR 2B (RS)
DOL: Using the events of the last few days of testing as reference, students will provide a definition of the term FUBAR.
@E Kim Selim That's the rub. They promise to keep the responses confidential when the data is disseminated but not anonymity. It a semantics game that's too clever by half.
1 week, 5 days ago on Tuck It In
@Persona non grata Don't forget that there were supposed to be roaming hordes of cohorts haunting the halls of our schools. The hubris of Magic Mike prevents him from realizing that Dallas is not Harrison. His solution to everything is more bureaucracy and more action plans.
Magic Mike visited our campus early in the school year and complained that he needed to get some new shoes because his feet were really sore. Good thing he has drivers so he can rest his barking dogs.
During professional development today, our testing coordinator gave us updates on testing schedules. She confirmed the rumors we'd all heard about the middle school ACP schedule. The word from on high is that we are to test half the day and hold class for the rest of the day.
Our testing coordinator explained the reason for early release during ACP testing. Once the testing cycle starts, we cannot teach or review any content that may be covered on any test that will be administered during the testing cycle. One of the solutions proposed from on high? Start teaching next year's TEKS because we can't cover this year's TEKS.
I thought Magic Mike had a well-thought out plan. That's what he promised us during his soft-shoe shuffle back in August. Could you imagine if your lesson planning and teaching methods were as slap dash as Magic Mike's administrative approach?
I do my best not to harp on kids about their shirts. In general, I can give them the stink eye, and they fix their shirts. The staff at my campus is more concerned with making sure kids have clean clothes and full bellies.
Does that mean a kid has to go through a few periods in sweats while we wash their clothes in the gym? Sure.
Since Magic Mike and his board are in such a jovial mood, why don't they address the students who arrive at school hungry because their last meal was 20 hours ago at lunch. Why don't they address the kids who are kicked out of "where they stay" and are sleeping on friends couches or are on the street? I turn a blind eye to the kids who cram a handful of Hot Cheetos into their mouths and guzzle a mouthful of Lipton Lemonade on the way to class.
If Magic Mike and his Broad acolytes were really concerned with the achievement of at risk students, we wouldn't be playing Mickey Mouse games with DOLs, spot observations, and MRS'; we would be diving headlong into the real problems that our students face and not doing some silly Stark Trek Course 1234.75.216 dance.
1 week, 6 days ago on Tuck It In