Charles Ferris

Web Site: http://www.eduskeptic.com


The testing dance

Mar 13, 2016
The testing dance

Always a hot topic, especially in the elementary grades, testing is important. It is important that it is meaningful, age appropriate, and useful. Testing how and what children have learned is quite far away from simple. There are a lot of things that can be tested quickly, simply, and under different circumstances. You’re likely...

The testing dance

Mar 13, 2016
The testing dance

Always a hot topic, especially in the elementary grades, testing is important. It is important that it is meaningful, age appropriate, and useful. Testing how and what children have learned is quite far away from simple. There are a lot of things that can be tested quickly, simply, and under different circumstances. You’re likely...

The need to play=learning

Mar 6, 2016
The need to play=learning

Somewhere along the line there was a group of consultants, who make their living speaking to real teachers, who floated the idea that recess in the elementary and middle schools could be done away with, or at least curtailed. Along with that was the elimination of art, music, and movement, all seen as extras....

The need to play=learning

Mar 6, 2016
The need to play=learning

Somewhere along the line there was a group of consultants, who make their living speaking to real teachers, who floated the idea that recess in the elementary and middle schools could be done away with, or at least curtailed. Along with that was the elimination of art, music, and movement, all seen as extras....

Teacher shortage, part 2

Feb 23, 2016
Teacher shortage, part 2

The teacher shortage in California continues as a problem across the state. Districts in less desirable locations have a bigger problem, as the teachers who are fully credentialed have choices in where they may enter the classroom. Desirable of course is in the heart and mind of the individual. Generally speaking though that term...

Teacher shortage, part 2

Feb 23, 2016
Teacher shortage, part 2

The teacher shortage in California continues as a problem across the state. Districts in less desirable locations have a bigger problem, as the teachers who are fully credentialed have choices in where they may enter the classroom. Desirable of course is in the heart and mind of the individual. Generally speaking though that term...

California Teacher Shortage

Feb 15, 2016
California Teacher Shortage

California has a shortage of teachers. Districts around the state are having a difficult time finding properly credentialed teachers. The shortage spans the K-12 spectrum. It’s not overly surprising. When Wall Street, the banks, mortgage companies, and the real estate industry tanked the economy in 2008, people all over the United States were put...

California Teacher Shortage

Feb 15, 2016
California Teacher Shortage

California has a shortage of teachers. Districts around the state are having a difficult time finding properly credentialed teachers. The shortage spans the K-12 spectrum. It’s not overly surprising. When Wall Street, the banks, mortgage companies, and the real estate industry tanked the economy in 2008, people all over the United States were put...

The greatest toy for children

Feb 14, 2016
The greatest toy for children

Imagine a toy for your young child that is one of, if not the, greatest toy in the known world. One that you can actually afford and that has endless possibilities. In fact, it is free, no strings attached. It’s one that is impressively abundant, with no patents to drive the price up. Supply...

The greatest toy for children

Feb 14, 2016
The greatest toy for children

Imagine a toy for your young child that is one of, if not the, greatest toy in the known world. One that you can actually afford and that has endless possibilities. In fact, it is free, no strings attached. It’s one that is impressively abundant, with no patents to drive the price up. Supply...

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