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Can anyone recommend a program that will allow an entire faculty to collaborate on the discussion and voting on students for certain awards. Ideally, qualifying information about the student could be…Continue

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Architecture of a 21st century English (Language Arts) Classroom

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When crisis mode becomes the norm, you know you have a problem.  When more of what you are doing is reactive instead of proactive, you know you have a problem.  Architecture seems like such a frothy…Continue

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Dear Teacher colleagues,I am working with a company in Beijing that is hiring teachers who are native English speakers to teach a humanities curriculum to very small classes (4-6 students). Shang Learning works with students in Beijing who wish to attend boarding high schools and colleges in the United States. Compensation is very competitive. This is a great chance to live and work in Beijing and to work with great kids on a rigorous curriculum. Please contact me with questions:…See More
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Teaching in China

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Dear Teacher colleagues,

I am working with a company in Beijing that is hiring teachers who are native English speakers to teach a humanities curriculum to very small classes (4-6 students). Shang Learning works with students in Beijing who wish to attend boarding high schools and colleges in the United States.

Compensation is very competitive. This is a great chance to live and work in Beijing and to work with great kids on a rigorous curriculum.

Please contact me with…

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Scott Adams in WSJ

Posted on April 10, 2011 at 10:58am 0 Comments

In this op/ed in the WSJ Scott Adams articulates a number of experiences that chronicle what he regards as the most important, useful lessons he has learned.  It reminded me of an op/ed in the Boston Globe recently (memory failing at the moment) by a Boston College professor who lamented that the students he is seeing today have been deprived of the opportunity to flounder.   One of…

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Teaching: A Breathing Practice

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The majority of the kids I teach are extremely motivated to get into the best college they can possibly get into.  The condition does allow me to make the observation that part of my role as teacher has gravitated toward coaching students into grade profiles, which is a much less complicated job than authentic teaching.  The result has been that teaching practice rarely, if ever,  is the topic of deliberative conversation at my school.  We talk a lot about individuals and program and a…

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I finally understand architecture?

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

When crisis mode becomes the norm, you know you have a problem.  When more of what you are doing is reactive instead of proactive, you know you have a problem.  Architecture seems like such a frothy (think latte) thing to be concerned about, but I HAVE A PROBLEM and it has to do with the way teaching space is designed. At my school teachers are not consulted about anything with respect to classroom design.  The guy who decided upon and installed the LCD projector, a wonderful guy, is a handy…

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MakeBeliefsComix has published a series of new printables to encourage students to express their views of the 2016 Presidential Election. The free printables can be downloaded and printed at: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/PrintablesThumbs.php?category=Elections_and_PoliticalAs am example: Imagine that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sat down together in your school…See More
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Dear colleagues, MakeBeliefsComix has published a series of new printables to encourage students to express their views of the 2016 Presidential Election. The free printables can be downloaded and printed at: http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Printables/PrintablesThumbs.php?category=Elections_and_PoliticalAs an example of a printable:  Imagine that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sat…See More
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