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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Retention

I agreed to speak at a forum on Saturday about testing and mandated retention.  I need to prepare some comments, but tonight I'm just noodling around, watching the Phillies beat the hell out of Miami.  I gave a talk about data today.  I thought I was inspiring and passionate about the greatness of our school, but then someone told someone else that I "raked people over the coals."  Let me tell you something my friends.  I did no raking over coals.  That statement was nothing short of a lie, and I told many people that.  I'm not a coal raker.  It's not how I roll.  I support, I don't thwart.  I cheer, I don't instill fear.  I emote, I don't float.  Okay, I don't know what that last thing meant, but the important thing to remember is that I don't rake people over hot coals, I focus on positive goals.  Anyone who knows me will corroborate this.

5 comments:

mm said...

I find it hard to believe you "rake people over the coals"... dumb comment... just saying.

Anonymous said...

I heard no coals being raked over. You are our biggest cheerleader. But there is a point when you have to look at the reality of data and own up to it and make changes to how you are teaching. That's what data is for. And that's what I shall do :)
-MG

LH said...

Thx mm...

And mg...thx for being double awesome.

Anonymous said...

Wow. What a liar! I bet people are laughing in her face when they here her say that kid of rubbish.
CFR told me she had asked you to make some comments. Yay for you! That's an awesome commitment for you to make.
jw

KC said...

That's ridiculous. I like how MG put it.