Teachers are some of the most important people who walk this planet. I should have explained that when you exclude my child with life-threatening food allergies during activities and celebrations, the impact goes far beyond the blurry eyes trying to hide tears.
After four years of teaching, I have had time to reflect on my entry into the education profession. More importantly, these four years have taught me so much about myself and the educational landscape of our nation.
Read these news briefs on Detroit and Flint, Michigan, Wichita, Kansas, Texas, and Puerto Rican schools. What do they have in common? You decide. See my answers at the end of the post.
Do schools in the US put enough emphasis on teaching students how to be moral, ethical people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing ne...
With Donald Trump decisively clinching victory in my home state of Indiana I have been asked the same questions, and heard the same concerns again and again. To be clear, I teach at a school with one of the highest populations of Hispanic students in the state of Indiana. I think you can see where this is going.
I know about the history and political plight of LGBT people around the world but in that moment all I can feel is empathy and heartbreak for our journey. I have known that decriminalizing homosexuality and legalizing gay marriage can't really end LGBT-phobia.
Sometimes I wonder if the standardized testing we do in many of our schools today does just that: judges fish on their climbing ability. Many assessments evaluate unnecessary academic skills that have no basis in determining if a child is ready to move on to the next level of learning.
Paul Kelley has been teaching mathematics at Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota. My wife Helen and I were lucky to meet Paul when we were all invi...
To truly inspire, educators must connect with their students in a respectful, relatable way.
We celebrated Mother's Day this past Sunday and I got to thinking. There are so many incredible Moms on both sides of the education debates, working tirelessly to do what they believe to be best for kids and best for schools.
This Sunday is graduation day at Hofstra University. Graduation days are times to celebrate and think about the things you have learned. In this post ...
Making the environment part of our education system will be no simple task, but it is very important. We need to create a more informed American population about real environmental problems.
"One can only assume that, in your search for National Teacher of the Year, you are seeking 'more' - someone who represents the defining essence of inspiration."
Fifty years later, I still remember Madame Liliane and all the good things I learned with her. My love for learning, and for teaching, is deeply rooted in the memories of that year in kindergarten.
I had a feeling of deja vu when reading a book, written in 2006, that discovers a revolutionary new organizational structural model, when iEARN had been created 18 years earlier with that same "new" structure.
Many child care workers earn only the minimum wage. The median wage for all child care workers didn't reach $15.00 per hour in a single state. Not surprisingly, early educators report high levels of economic worry.