One of the ideas we have to get beyond is the idea of someone being inherently moral or just or generally "good" because of the nature of the work with which they are involved.
One of the most important decisions a parent will ever make is selecting a great school which is the right fit for your child. If you don't choose a school for your child, the school district will choose one for you. Bad idea.
I have always been unclear as to who I want to be when I grow up. But now it's quite clear, and rather simple, as a matter of fact. I want to be PeterReynolds-ish.
I wish to spirit you away today to the rarefied realm of celestial metaphysics by having you respond to yet another reason why people believe in old ideas.
We took the global teacher salary data and compared it to the number of teaching hours worked annually for the same countries to find out which teachers were working the most for their pay. Even the education industry has a 1 percent.
Mr. Earley, you accuse us of drowning out the voices of our students. You stated we are "using students as pawns to advance a political position." You have it backwards. The recent action of teachers is not an attempt to drown out the voices of the students. It is an attempt to finally make their voices heard.
I'd like to invite you to help create a culture of helpfulness. An environment where we all have a chance to share our ideas. And instead of being fearful that someone will shoot them down or resort to name calling, we will have a supportive community who will help us understand.
This Martin Luther King Holiday, we need to be mindful of what public school educators are telling us about the state of our schools and by extension, our children and our democracy. "Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly."
Teachers like my children's have the knowledge, skills, and definitely the will to make decisions that will improve student learning. But in isolation, teachers in most American schools will still have to fight the system in order to do just a sliver of what they have the capacity to do.
Tonight President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address, where he will reflect on the incredible progress made during the past seven...
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I am a teacher. In an age riddled by the political and corporate takeover and decimation of education, an age in which data collection and standardized tests take precedence, an age in which numbers are more important than people, that's what I need to remember.
The need for increasing and maintaining physical activity in youth is something universally agreed upon, but not all activities are equal. Essentially there are three kinds of activity a child can engage in: unstructured, structured and semi-structured play.
Our educational system doesn't value teaching life skills. It's assumed that that our parents and families teach us this -- either directly or indirectly. But if they weren't taught how to do it properly either, then the cycle just continues.
I am unsure of what to do with the adults who cheer when they hear hate speech. However, I am sure the teaching reason and empathy in integrated schools can lessen the potential for raising yet another general of hateful adults.
Its no secret grade inflation is cause célèbre at universities, but the pressure to give A's is a Frankenstein of our own design. Like hog futures, real estate, and diamonds, an A only holds the intrinsic value we assign it.