Posts tagged with: advocacy

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Charter Schools: Are They Different?

Charter schools made their way onto the public education scene in the early 1990s. Their popularity increased gradually, but we’ve heard more in the last decade or so for a variety of reasons. Many traditional public schools struggled under the...
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#TeachingParents: De-stress Homework Time

The Deal with Homework Homework is a word that evokes a myriad of flashing images and emotions in our minds. Memories of endless worksheets, pencil eraser casualties, and missed cartoons flood our senses. Why does homework have such a negative connotation...
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Ignoring Students to Perform Education

I am convinced that students are capable of directing their own educational experiences at any age. Educational philosophers like Maria Montessori believed the same, and more and more K-12 teachers are catching on too. How is it that we embrace...
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Teaching “Tough” Students

Empathy matters when it comes to teaching “tough” students. Often times, these students have built layers of separation between authority figures and themselves as a means of defense against being hurt. We are charged, as teachers, to recognize this and...
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Needed: More Critical Readers & Thinkers

If there’s anything that my engagement on social media has shown me, it’s the vastness of adult Americans who lack critical reading and thinking abilities. Initially, I wanted to believe that these individuals represented a small number of the population but after a...
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