Jeepers, there are a lot of smart teachers out there.

Why don’t I hear about their work?
Sometimes I wake up in the wee hours of the morning in a panicky sweat from a dream, or nightmare, where I see all the data from all the incredible work that really impressive teachers are doing flying out of the classroom windows–lost forever.
I’ve been at #edcampdelta all day and one of the ideas that has floated to the top is that we need a way to connect all our schools–private and public–so we can all share all the ongoing research that happens day in and day out in schools. 

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    Jeremy Angoff January 15, 2012

    Isn’t that “way to connect all our schools–private and public–so we can all share all the ongoing research that happens day in and day out in schools” called Twitter?-JA

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    Brad Ovenell-Carter January 15, 2012

    Yes and no. We need some sort of clearing house, or repository of data. Twitter can, of course, point to any URL, but the problem is Tweets are not persistent so they can’t be relied upon to as a source for very long. We also need is an expectation that people share and contribute to a larger body of knowledge. It would go a long way to professionalizing the “profession” if there was an obligation to and a corresponding accommodation for publishing, just as professors have in universities.

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