Posts tagged with: featured

Combating the Happy Teacher Myth

I have had days that made me question my career choice. I have had weeks in which I actively sought out job leads and updated my résumé. At one point, I sat down to make a pro/con list for leaving the classroom, which...
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Problem-Based Learning and Persuasion

I learned early on in my teaching career to let the kids have the “stage” and play my role as the backstage manager/learning facilitator. But, before that Eureka! moment, I would teach so intensely throughout the day (totally teacher-centered) that...
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Basic: The US Standard

The Reading: “Data: Student Achievement in the Era of Accountability” published by Education Week on December 30, 2015 Nearly 15 years after the inception of President Bush’s No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, America’s 21st century reauthorization of President Johnson’s Elementary...
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Advocating for Parents

I’ve been flipping through the rolodex of ideas in my brain trying to identify key areas on which I should focus in order to be the biggest help for parents. I mean, let’s face it – the knowledge that we are primarily responsible...
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Funding Failure in Education

The Reading: “Schools Unsure of Effectiveness of New Common Core Materials” published by U.S. News & World Report on October 15, 2015 Who cares if the textbooks we spend millions of taxpayer dollars on don’t exactly align with the curriculum standards upon which our...
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