In the Exaltation of Links post yesterday, I noted the CBC story about Maggie MacDonnell, who was nominated for the Global Teacher Prize. (And that comes with a whack of money.) Maggie teaches in Salluit, in a remote community in northern Quebec.
And now Maggie has won! Here is a blog post about Maggie from GlobalTeacherPrize.org, and here’s a page that includes a touching video about Maggie’s contributions to her community.
Have you ever landed in the hell that is standardized testing? Do names like Pearson appear in your nightmares? If so, or if you’re just interested in twisty tales and educational quality, you’ll want to read this: A prof debunks standardized testing and Pearson strikes back.