Parents, administrators and public opinion may not always be in our favor yet we teachers persevere. When we are insulted, have our integrity questioned and slandered by those who do not understand what it is we do, we will still continue to look for the pony in every child.
It behooves you to develop good relationships with a number of teachers throughout your four years of high school so that when it comes time to write a recommendation they know you both as a student and a person.
Pakistan is not only looking up, with more students completing education programs, but is also showing its own leadership, and thus growing independently from external aid.
Love may not raise test scores. But I think it creates the kind of safety net that helps people develop the kind of resilience and skills and motivation they need to fight through whatever lack of privilege they may have been born into.
Educators who use social media should take the following steps to protect their online reputations and keep from making the kinds of mistakes that could end their teaching careers.
To begin righting the U.S. education system, our nation needs to reclaim the belief that the teaching profession is a highly regarded, extraordinarily valuable position in society.
We can't just focus on turning kids from bystanders to "upstanders" whenever bullying occurs: We also need to focus on changing social norms and school climate so that bullying doesn't occur. Rather than simply asking children to go against the tide, we need to change the tide itself.
U.S. politicians and pundits are fond of saying that America's wars have defended America's freedom. But the historical record doesn't bear out this contention. In fact, over the past century, U.S. wars have triggered major encroachments upon civil liberties.
Instead of focusing on the high performing, front-row kids and neglecting the lost, skid-row kids in the back of the room, teachers can turn their classrooms into fertile ground that nurtures all students.
Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. You're worried that THAT child is detracting from your child's learning experience. I want to talk about THAT child, too, but there are so many things I can't tell you.
"Prompted by the Global Search for Education series, a survey was designed and responses were obtained from 53 female and 78 male students at the Uni...
How do you measure who someone has become after an education, a class, a teacher, a degree? How do you measure hope, trust, citizenship, critical thinking, art, respect, self-esteem, or a desire for growth and contribution?
It is physically impossible for every teacher to know everything necessary to teach every student. Is it possible to solve this paradox? Yes. But it requires doing things a little bit differently.
Whatever you call it, Race to the Top has hurt children, demoralized teachers, closed community schools, fragmented communities, increased privatization, and doubled down on testing. But I have an idea for a new accountability system that relies on different metrics.
"By Schools for Schools starts from a different set of assumptions. In essence, it builds on the idea that within schools and the communities they s...
As I approach my final week as a member of the inactive reserve, and my third year of teaching fifth grade, I find myself reflecting back on what my job was like in the service to what it's like now in education. While the daily responsibilities of the jobs differ drastically, the principles, beliefs and attitudes are curiously similar.