Category Archives: Joshua Katz

The Best Thing… Ever.

Joshua Katz is the kind of teacher every parent wants for their child… the kind who believes the work of students is LEARNING, not testing; the kind who sees children as #morethanascore.  It’s the beginning of the school year, so he created an inspiring Video Syllabus for his new students.

…Lucky students.

This week, he was featured in a compelling piece in Mother Jones Magazine, with Opt Out Orlando’s Cindy Hamilton:

Joshua Katz says he tests his students using a variety of challenges and quizzes, but the only ones that officially count are the fill-in-the-bubble variety. “They tell me I must have data, and they don’t consider tests data unless it comes from multiple-choice,” Katz told me.

Joshua Katz has been a Math Teacher at University High School in Orlando, Florida for the past eight years and is an outspoken advocate for public education.

Here he is on the Fox’s, “Getting Schooled” in a segment called, “Local Teachers Concerned About Student Testing.”

See his viral TedX Talk: The Toxic Culture of Education

 


%d bloggers like this: