While it is a simple gesture, I encourage you to thank a former teacher. Send a quick email or better yet a handwritten note. Tell them where you are and how they shaped your life. I think that simple message can go a long way.
If you do not feel safe as a teacher -- not just physical safety, as that's a whole different blog entry -- in terms of having an administration who believes in your strengths and abilities and is willing to invest in you, then your job is a lot harder and less effective.
Amelia Bedelia The Book Report -- by Lisa Johnson For teachers and educators, the ability to creatively combine web content with interactiv...
Is anyone writing to you, teachers of Ferguson? Is anyone thinking about how you are sleeping, what you are telling your own children, and how you are going to greet a new group of students in the morning? I hope so.
By Daniel DeShon Over the hill. Past his prime. As someone who came to the teaching profession in my fifties, I have heard all of these comments an...
As our children will soon begin migrating back to school, some of us will be doing so with seniors living in our homes. No doubt thrilling, there is much to prepare for by seniors as they commence towards commencement and onto the rest of their lives.
Is this because of a shortage of qualified teachers, or are qualified teachers being left on the sidelines as schools hire unqualified teachers?
We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating.
As Albert Camus wrote, "Good intentions may do as much harm as malevolence if they lack understanding." Whatever Ms. Brown's intentions are, they lack an understanding of both the current landscape of teaching in high-needs schools and of educational research. It's time to get some facts straight.
When I finally realized that the temporary insanity I was experiencing in my clients was actually full out anxiety, I took a look at all the habits, actions and tools I used as a child and even now as a parent coach and mother, to tame the Back-to-School Freak Out.
Most people complain about the cost of the school supplies they have to buy each year, or the amount of the supply fee they pay to the school. I witnessed such a complaint while shopping, and have been so disturbed since that I had to write about it.
To give everyone a better idea, I had my students list the most annoying things that their teachers (including me) say, and, some of my amazing colleagues and I decided to turn that list into a Vine.
For me, the most important significance of the number 1000 is the number of days in the period from the outset of a woman's pregnancy until her child's second birthday--a period that in large part shapes the future health, education and welfare of the child.
STAR Program students in the garden. by Chelsey Simpson, communications manager for the National Farm to School Network As students across the coun...
I've lost count of how many times I've heard, "I could never do what you do," but I think that's only because people don't know what they are missing out on.
The recent news that Bel Kaufman died at the age of 103 prompted me to reread her classic tale of a young teacher, fresh from her master's in English ...