Sunday, August 09, 2009

Be right back...

I will be facilitating at the New Teachers Orientation this Wednesday and Thursday, training for this is this coming Tuesday. Back to work the week after this coming week. My week is already full!

I'm still enjoying my last few days of vacation. :D G.I. Joe ROCKS!


Mr. Dugong said...

"Knowing is half the battle." :)

jessica said...

My week is already full!..

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Deo said...

You already watched GI Joe? Great, is it amazing?

The Snappy Sparrow said...

teacher, you have a nice blog.. i like it:)

BabyPink said...

Hi Teacher Sol! It's been a while... :)


Major Tom said...

Hi Teacher Sol. Kumusta? Teacher na rin a ko ngayun kasi kinuha ako ng alma mater ko to teach in college.

Anonymous said...

I am the husband of a talented and passionate young teaching fellow who was riffed today after more than two years of dedicated service to her students.

Her urgent dedication to helping raise the achievement of high need and disadvantaged students has been a theme of her career. In rural Nepal, aged just 18, she creatively led a class of primary students through an uninspiring national curriculum (often protecting them from the headmaster's cane). In east London, she worked patiently to improve the employment prospects and English language skills of impoverished Bangladeshi immigrants. In Sudan, she developed a practical curriculum to improve the spoken language skills and cultural awareness of thousands of primary school children and hundreds of university students. On arriving in the district, she worked to train teachers for placements overseas before being accepted into the DC Fellows program, where, for the last couple of years she has worked tirelessly to raise the achievement levels of DC's young men and women.

I am so angry about the turn of events that led to her dismissal and so totally exhausted by the lack of support and appreciation by the successive administrations of her school that my faith in the DC school system and its leadership is all but gone. I question both the competence and strategy of its leadership at both a district and school level, but most of all I cannot understand the turn of events that led to her being evaluated as teacher that should be dismissed under any circumstances.

I am the fortunate position to have witnessed her inspirational teaching and her tireless dedication to her students. I include myself amongst the many teachers she has trained, and was impressed and inspired when I taught alongside her in Sudan. She was observed for no more the five minutes by her current administration.

The DC public school system is truly in a sorry, sorry state. Today, in my humble opinion, DC students lost one of their most caring and committed advocates. They cannot afford to loose many more.

Promethean Planet


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