Until you have had the distinct privilege to teach, you will never fully know what goes on behind that closed (or even open) classroom door.
What if you had to make a decision between continuing to work as a child laborer to make ends meet for your family or planning to risk the choppy waters and dangerous journey of taking a refugee boat from Turkey to Greece? This is the dilemma of Shrivan, a 16-year-old boy who fled Aleppo, Syria three years ago to southern Turkey.
This week, parents, elected officials, students, and communities are engaging in National Teacher Appreciation Week. For one week every year, teachers across the country are acknowledged for their often selfless contributions and thankless efforts.
Of all the impassioned debate we've witnessed in this presidential campaign, there has been remarkably little said about a policy issue critical to America's future: public education.
I'm often shocked by the embarrassment of riches available to students from well-off families and communities. I don't mean millionaires and billionaires; I mean my kids and, quite likely, yours..
In our "Bridging Differences" conversation on Education Week, Deborah Meier raised the role of "structures" in a democratic way of life in her last blog. She brings to mind my discussions with students at Lonestar Community College in Houston last week.
California's textbooks are once again an ideological battleground. Ground zero is the State Board of Education in Sacramento, where the nation's leading conservative Hindu groups are hell-bent on rewriting history.
These meetings can be stressful and for many parents navigating the world of special education is difficult. Below are some tips that might help your child's meeting go a little more smoothly!
The week of exams can be a stressful time but remember that it's a short period only. Trust that your child will be able to survive it. Keep these tips in mind also as you fulfill your parental role to your college student and you'll be amazed with how stress and anxiety can fuel peak performance in them.
'You can be anything!" we cheer. But does this really help the young when they are already trying to decide on one thing out of a myriad of choices?
I am a sixty-five-year-old college professor standing in front of a class of seniors when my lecture suddenly veers wildly off course and I find myself talking about Irene McKee, my fifth-grade teacher. Here's what I tell them.