Using Ignite Talks to Ignite Thought

Change! This year I’m working as a district-level Instructional Technology Coordinator, which is much different than teaching students chemistry and biotechnology and serving as a department (content) lead. Anyway, as part of my introduction to my new community I delivered a hastily prepared Ignite-style talk to an audience of high school, middle school, and elementary […]

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Don’t Take Away My Bonus Pay!

“It made no difference when you promised teachers a bonus at the end of the year…” according to NPR science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, who reported the findings of a recent National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) research paper on the effectiveness of teacher bonuses and pay for performance plans. Now, trying to figure out a […]

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