Sweet teachers: school just started, and I'll bet you're wiped out and definitely a little lighter in the bank account; but I see you. I see how hard you've worked before the first day of school even started. I see that you chose this job not to get rich or famous.
I know being a teacher is an exhausting job. You are overworked, underpaid, and not adequately respected for the gift you give our communities. I hate to add work to your plate, but I promise communication up front will go along way in ensuring a successful year teaching.
Many of the educators who were let go were critical to my development as a teacher, and many of them were actively involved in the unionization efforts at Urban Prep. The vast majority of these teachers were black educators that were highly invested in Urban Prep.
Yes, the start of the school year can make us a little wistful. But when our children are in the care of a really good teacher, we feel a bit like those 9-year-olds, and we see only promise and potential. The days may be growing short, but the vista is limitless.
School is starting again and that means so many things. Some children are excited about moving up a grade while some may not be so excited about sch...
This is the first generation of American children expected to live shorter lives than their parents. If that's not a call to action, I don't know what is.
I talked to the CEO of Edmodo, a leading innovator in K-12 blended learning, about how teachers, learning platforms, software, parents and students across the globe can work together in new ways thanks to digital technology.
You know, at eight or ten or even two years into this you already know, if they tell you to do it for the kids, it is something you really don't want to do. It is hard, it is complicated, you think it might be unnecessary, in the worst of scenarios you think it will hurt.
They are positive, enthusiastic and energetic. They make friends easily and are walking, talking sponges, ready to learn and absorb all that the world will throw at them.
Yesterday, I dropped off my 7-year-old at school. I held her hand as we wound around the school looking for her classroom and trying to make it before the bell signaled our tardiness. I tried to pass the one-year-old off to my husband so I could just focus on my daughter.
At lunch that day I crossed the open expanse of concrete with a few friends and ran across a member of the administration. She looked pointedly down at my neckline and told me that I had "nice cleavage," and to conceal it so that nobody would see it "too soon." Horrified, I pulled my neckline up to my chin and walked around flushed for the rest of the day.
I've heard it said, That people come into our lives For a reason Bringing something we must learn. And we are led to those Who help us most to grow...
Work is hard, but there are certain jobs that may require a little more grit than others. Those that can successfully navigate through these professions will come out with an exceptional work ethic that can set them up for success anywhere.
Even at 21, and at the pinnacle of our materialistic lives, we were touched by this simple reflection. To be able to see one's flaws, however small, is a trait of the highest order. Even though Sister Lucy had given up everything and committed her life to serving others.
Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.
Whether he wins or loses, Sanders is already helpfully tapping into rank-and-file discontent about who gets to decide what in our unions. While other big union endorsements of Clinton may soon be announced, the Labor Day buzz--at the grassroots, in early primary states--is largely about Bernie.