Tag Archives: Accountability

Quote for the Day: President Barack Obama (Our Greatness)

So it is with America. Each time I look at that flag, I’m reminded that our destiny is stitched together like those fifty stars and those thirteen stripes. No one built this country on their own. This Nation is great because we built it together. This Nation is great because we worked as a team. […]

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Coasting Along (#10 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #10 – Coasting Along Synopsis: Dr. Duncan reflects on teachers who are content to “coast along.”  They do not have a goal to succeed themselves, let alone their students.  They strive to let recess go a little longer, let their students run rampant, or give worthless assignments.  He challenges […]

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Creating a Permanent Underclass (#9 – Reflections from the Frontline)

Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #9 – Creating a Permanent Underclass Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discussed the important role that teachers have with students.  If teachers, educators, families, etc fail to educate the students, they are in a sense creating a “permanent underclass.”  This references the people on the impoverished end of the economic system.  Education […]

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Quote for the Day: President Bill Clinton (Being Judgemental)

I think that one of the greatest sins of character almost everybody is vulnerable to is pride.  And we all tend to look at other people who do things we don’t agree with or think are bad things and say, well, whatever is wrong with me, at least I’m not that.  And I think sometimes […]

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The Myth of Quiet Classroom (#8 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #8 -The Myth of Quiet Classroom Synopsis: Dr. Duncan recalls when he was a principal, he would walk by some classrooms and there would be utter silence.  While on the surface this appeared successful, what he later found out was that the students were not grapsing the material  There […]

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Quote for the Day: Martin Luther King, Jr (Danger of Ignorance)

Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.

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Quote for the Day: George Adams (Success Never Alone)

There is no such thing as a “self-made” man.  We are made up of thousands of others.  Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the makeup of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.

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Quote for the Day: David Mamet (Rise Above the Rest)

It interests me because the national culture is founded very much on the idea of strive and succeed.  Instead of rising with the masses one should rise from the masses.  Your extremity is my opportunity.  That’s what forms the basis of our economic life, and this is what forms the rest of our lives.  That […]

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Quote for the Day: Mark Shields (Fear of Failure)

Remember that the fear of failure is the most paralyzing of all human emotions. The fear of failure stops us from trying, from daring, from succeeding.  It must be confronted. Don’t grow old saying, ‘I wish I had. I should have done. Why didn’t I?’  Failure is not to be dreaded, but to confront, reject, […]

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Social Promotion (#2 – Reflections from the Frontline)

  Reflections from the Frontline Reflection:  #2 – Social Promotion:  The School Improvement Parasite Synopsis: Dr. Duncan discusses his displeasure of the practice of passing students just to move the on.  Some teachers will move the student on to the next grade so that they do not have to deal with the student any longer.  […]

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