No one knows me here. There are some days when I feel invisible. I can walk around campus without recognizing anybody. To these people, I'm just another student, an anonymous face in the crowd.
Please know that I didn't mean to hurt your feelings. I just wanted to let you know that your efforts to create a dual system of publicly funded schools turns back the clock to the shameful era before the Brown decision. And I wanted you to know that your reliance on standardized testing is a grand mistake.
My title is kindergarten teacher. It may be the most difficult work I've ever done.
Despite the demands, thousands of directors across the U.S. have stepped up to the plate -- or lunch tray -- to do what Tyler, Dan and Ed do in their districts. Why? So students can have the freshest, best tasting, most nutritious meals possible and be fit, well-nourished and ready to succeed.
Faced with a bullying problem, schools will often reach for the latest anti-bullying program that promises to work, without considering the crucial question -- "will this program work for our school?"
I'm noticing more of the ways that we constantly ask kids to have an opinion, to develop and defend a view -- even if they know next to nothing about the issue at hand. It's as if we as a culture believe that the mere having of an opinion is worthwhile in and of itself.
The GRE is an exam designed for prospective graduate students in many liberal arts fields.So, is it time to start memorizing hundreds of words until your vision is blurred? No! This exam is about studying smarter, not harder.
By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.
You have probably noticed the rise in discussions about the importance of play and games to support children's learning. While many in the educational space see this as revolutionary, play-based learning has been the foundation of our understanding of how children learn for a long time now.
In the wake of Sandy Hook, the nation was confronted with the long overdue question of gun safety and individual liberty. But there is another long overdue question. Why are there no medals for teachers?
My message to Congress is simple: I don't need to get paid in order to do my job because I love what I do. Why do you?
I'm sure many others are tired of hearing great presentations about the ills of education. It's time for policies to be in effect that will solve the ills. When will we move from profound speeches to powerful policies?
We must connect education to jobs by reaching beyond generalities, pursuing significant changes to "business as usual," and investing existing resources at all levels of government more effectively.
Hofstra University administrators recently received access to closed online edTPA material with sample teaching videos in different subject areas, but these were also unevaluated so again I could only guess at how they were rated.
"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digita...
New research shows that a midday nap may play a crucial role in enhancing memory and boosting learning capabilities in preschool-age children.