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Urban Education

A group formed to discuss the unique challenges faced by today's urban educators.

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The Art of Teaching: Urban Success

I have begun a blog about successful urban education. The blog is designed to help new or struggling urban teachers. If you're out there please know that you're not alone because I've been there and done that; not now. This year, I begin my 24th year teaching in Cleveland's inner-city.Please check out my blog where I help teachers get off to a successful start and end on a high

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What are you beliefs about your ability to effectively instruct while implementing school reforms

Started by Teresa Conley Jun 16, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence studentlearning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

Interview Participants needed

Started by Teresa Conley May 24, 2014. 0 Replies

Hello,I am looking for people interested in expressing their beliefs about their ability to successfully influence student learning while meeting accountability mandates of the Federal and State…Continue

What are we missing in turning our schools around?

Started by Teresa Conley. Last reply by Teresa Conley May 15, 2014. 5 Replies

I work in a large urban district in Ohio. I have worked in high performance schools as well as in low performance schools. I have worked under most sanctions from the state and federal levels. I have…Continue

pupil facing difficulties in maths and its remedies

Started by shiva bal Sep 12, 2013. 0 Replies

nowdays maths makes pupil boring because of lack of teaching techniques of teachers. some kind of play way method helps student to learn maths easy and interestingContinue

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Comment by Teresa Conley on March 18, 2014 at 7:04pm

 Hello everyone! I recently posted the need for teachers and administrators for a study I am doing through Northcentral University on teacher and principal efficacy while operating under school sanctions. My target populations are urban educators like yourselves who believe more is needed to improve student learning. The study involves a survey and interviews. I posted a description of the study on this site. If you would like to have your voice heard, to put your opinion out there, and perhaps play a small but important role for improving professional development programs, please take my survey. There are two surveys - one for teachers and one for administrators. Thanks to all for you help! 

Here are the links - 

Teacher Sense of Efficacy Scale    
  Principal Sense of Efficacy Scale  
Comment by Susan Stack on June 21, 2012 at 9:51am
Ron...perhaps you could start a policy that students must stay after school the same amount of time they are tardy. During that time, they are expected to copy any notes they missed and complete missed assignments.
Comment by Ron Towns on June 21, 2012 at 8:03am

One of the challenges that we face is getting students to come to school on time and to be consistent with their attendance.  Does anyone have any strategies to get students to arrive to school on time, be consistence with their attendance and/or strategies for "catching them up" when they've missed class?

Comment by Rossel Mulaire on April 6, 2011 at 11:40am

Good morning.....calling all teachers, students, colleagues, etc...

I sincerely apologize if any of you are receiving this message more than once. We are trying to reach as many teachers/students as possible around the world. It's possible that you're a member of more than one of the groups I have joined. My apologies!

My name is Rossel Mulaire. I am a Canadian teacher who has been living and working in Monterrey, Mexico since 2004. For the past two years, I have been teaching 8th and 9th grade Social Studies/World History. My other responsibilities include being our school's Model United Nation's advisor and Social Studies Department Head. I have taught many different grade levels (first through tenth grades), in Canada, South Korea, and Mexico.

I recently started a little project on Twitter with my 8th and 9th graders, tweeting daily about historical facts and events, sort of like a "this day in history". We are wondering if you'd be able to give out our twitter address to students and teachers. Not only wherever you find yourselves now, but anywhere else you may have contacts. We see this as a great way to teach and appreciate history, bit by bit, one small step at a time. We are trying to use technology to reach more students, and to open dialogue with students and teachers around the world.

If you are in a position to help us, please do so by JOINING US ON TWITTER and by sending our twitter address to students and colleagues, past and present. Ask them to follow our many daily tweets. At the moment, we are tweeting about historical events and facts from around the world. We'd love to see students commenting on our tweets, and also, by adding to our project by posting historical content from their respected countries.

We are hoping to hear from teachers and students from all  parts of the world! The students are keeping a record of the various countries following us! Please help out by following us. The more people (students, teachers, family members, etc) we have following us, the more excited the students get. This excitement then becomes a motivator to continue! Help us make learning about history a little more interesting!

Our  twitter address is:

Please feel free to contact me anytime. I'd be happy to answer any questions or doubt you may have.

Rossel Mulaire

Colegio Euroamericano,

8th and 9th grade Social Studies teacher

Social Studies Department Head and Model United Nations Advisor

Comment by Susan Stack on December 20, 2009 at 1:22pm
Happy holidays everyone...... wishing you a wonderful and restful winter break. Ahhhhhhhh...... time for a little R&R..... enjoy!
Comment by J. Scott Giddings on November 22, 2009 at 3:08pm
I teach Food and Nutrition and Creative Cooking at a Catholic High School in Cleveland,OH
Comment by Roger Frank on November 21, 2009 at 8:41pm
Hello All,
I currently teach at a neighborhood community center in Detroit, MI. I teach ESL and a beginner computer class for adults. This past summer I conducted a computer workshop for the youth in the community, middle school and high school kids. I am studying to become a certified teacher and obtain my Masters Degree. Because I live and teach in an urban setting, I decided to join this group. I look forward to learning and communicating with everyone here!

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