Post a New Topic
Original post made
on Mar 26, 2012
I have been told that this is shaping up to be an incredible discussion and I have also been told to come early, and make sure you grab a seat. They probably should have planned to have this for two nights, or a larger space.
PCF is doing fabulous, inspirational work serving a population who may not attend college without financial support.
This evening's program goes beyond that to serve and educate all of us about the intersection of technology and education. I'm be early to get a seat!
Looking forward to a great conversation as well as supporting a wonderful organization (PCF) doing great work in our community.
All studies lead to the tolerance of bad teachers producing education 'gaps'. No amount of technology will overcome the unions keeping incompetent teachers in their positions.
The only thing that can close the achievement gap are good instructors.
It doesn't matter what tools you have if you're not a good instructor.
I have been in K-12 Technology for 10 years. Doesn't matter what tech I put in the teacher's hand if they aren't good at their job. And the truly good teachers, don't need ANYTHING but space to hold class.
SOME GUY......You are some guy. A voice of reason and practicality with a good sense of humor.
I get so tired of the usual defeatist and homespun spirit of the majority of the garden clubs and complaints from the elders here.
You are totally correct about good instructors and the achievement gap.
Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.
Post a comment
Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online.
Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information
We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.
Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?
- Atherton: Lindenwood
- Atherton: Lloyden Park
- Atherton: other
- Atherton: West Atherton
- Atherton: West of Alameda
- Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
- Menlo Park: Belle Haven
- Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
- Menlo Park: Downtown
- Menlo Park: Fair Oaks
- Menlo Park: Felton Gables
- Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
- Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
- Menlo Park: other
- Menlo Park: Park Forest
- Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
- Menlo Park: South of Seminary/Vintage Oaks
- Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
- Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
- Menlo Park: Suburban Park/Lorelei Manor/Flood Park Triangle
- Menlo Park: The Willows
- Menlo Park: University Heights
- Portola Valley: Brookside Park
- Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
- Portola Valley: Ladera
- Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
- Portola Valley: other
- Portola Valley: Portola Valley Ranch
- Portola Valley: Westridge
- Portola Valley: Woodside Highlands
- Woodside: Emerald Hills
- Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
- Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
- Woodside: Mountain Home Road
- Woodside: other
- Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
- Woodside: Woodside Glens
- Woodside: Woodside Heights
- Woodside: Woodside Hills
- Belle Haven Elementary
- Corte Madera School
- Encinal School
- Hillview Middle School
- James Flood Magnet School
- La Entrada School
- Las Lomitas School
- Laurel School
- Menlo-Atherton High School
- Oak Knoll School
- Ormondale School
- Willow Oaks Elementary
- Woodside High School
- Woodside School
- another community
Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.
Tin Pot Creamery expanding to Los Altos
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 5,218 views
reThink Farming – Planet Enemy #1
By Laura Stec | 17 comments | 2,938 views
It Can Wait
By Cheryl Bac | 4 comments | 2,717 views
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 2,162 views
Hit the Bus
By Paul Bendix | 3 comments | 310 views
Home & Real Estate
Shop Menlo Park
Send News Tips
Circulation & Delivery
Palo Alto Online
Mountain View Voice
© 2014 The Almanac
All rights reserved.