About the Author (written "objectively")
Bil Johnson - was a teacher and teacher educator for 42 years before retiring June 30, 2014. In that time he taught in Westchester County, NY (Blind Brook & Bronxville), suburban Boston (Winchester, MA), The Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School (Devens, MA), Essex Street Academy (Lower East Side, NYC) and The Urban Assembly School for Design and Construction (W. 50th St. NYC). Mr. Johnson was the Director of History and Social Studies Education at Brown University for 12 years (winning the McLaughlin Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2001-2002 and the Henry Merrit Wriston Fellowship, 2003-04). He was the Field Supervisor for the Yale Teacher Preparation Program for 2007-2008. Mr. Johnson has a B.A. from Yale University (1971), a Master of Arts in Teaching from Colgate (1973) and did the course work for a doctorate in Education at Teachers College, Columbia University (1992-1995) -- a degree he will, almost surely, never attain.
Mr. Johnson is the author of the two-volume book, The Performance Assessment Handbook: Designs from the Field and Guidelines for the Territory Ahead (Eye on Education Publishers, 1996/East China Normal University Press 2001) as well as The Student-Centered Secondary Classroom -A Guide to Implementation (Eye on Education, 2002).