Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan ECM Guest Writer More than 30 people from several states commented on last week’s column about respecting effective teachers. Here are a few of their responses.   Some suggested ways to honor excellent educators. Others discussed what some educators can/are doing to feel better about their work. One of my favorite responses was [...]

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Joe Nathan Contributing Writer Cambridge-Isanti School District administrators Bruce Novak and Mark Ziebarth, as well as other educators, recently offered several suggestions for families to help overcome “summer learning loss.” Sometimes families forget that young people can lose between two and five months over the summer in key areas of reading and math, unless families [...]

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Joe Nathan Contributing Writer Things are getting pretty emotional as Minnesota legislators (and those in other states) talk about whether, how often and how to evaluate teachers and principals.  For some, this is “teacher bashing.” For others, it is critical. Here’s how I see it, after 40 years in public education as a public school [...]

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