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I hate when people say "old teacher," and "senior teacher" is just a little better -- I definitely prefer "seasoned teacher," personally -- but also know that it can all be a matter of semantics to some. I like to look at myself as being reflective -- and also highly critical of the way that I've done things throughout the years. I was recently looking back at a list of my classroom rules from my first year of teaching -- wow is about all I can say!
I definitely went in with a do…Continue
Added by Jeremy Lenzi on April 18, 2013 at 8:20pm — No Comments
Here is an educational policy riddle: How much background knowledge does a student need to read a historical text?
According to New York Engage website: None.
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are being implemented state by state, and there is an emphasis from teaching students background knowledge to teaching students skills, specifically the skill of close…Continue
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The education landscape has been witnessing a range of new developments that are likely to expand in 2013. Browse our interactive infographics to find out more about education trends this year: http://bit.ly/Sk5Uvr…Continue
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Great teachers are invaluable, yet too often their tireless work goes unnoticed or worse, unappreciated. While teacher appreciation week is in May, why wait to recognize the incredible work of our educators? These individuals dedicate their lives to developing the next generation. They come in early to…Continue
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An article was referred to me via Twitter over the Thanksgiving break by Corey Haley titled "Caring+Intervention+Monitoring+Patience" bit.ly/rG7uOII I loved reading this because it reminded me of why I do my job and the best tool to use while doing my job: Caring and Patience. A good teacher always teaches with interventions already in place and we monitor those students. However, we always have students that no matter how much we care,…Continue
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Within one day I make many decisions. My decisions are at many different levels. They range from what am I going to wear today, to what is the best instructional practice for a particular student. Any way you look at it, “It’s Up 2 Me” to come up with a final decision. As a good leader should, many decisions are made in collaboration with others. Each of those decisions that are made with others is at different levels. I must quickly determine what level of decision-making I will…Continue
Anyone who knows me knows how much I enjoy and focus on motivation and recognition. Knowing that, I suppose it is no surprise that I incorporated it into my formal observations of my teachers.
Today I had three formal teacher observations. Yes, three in one day. That is a lot in one day. Therefore, I thought I would make it a goal to provide immediate positive feedback for each of the teachers I visited. I was trying to think of the best way to give that feedback. …
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Before my hubby said hello to me, he said, "There's a new search engine that they say is going to knock Google out of the box." "It's caledl Qwiki." He heard about it on CNN Qwiki video.
"Really?" I replied, not really interested because I had spent the entire day at work, and then an hour reading to 3 and 4 year olds. (Who by the way are a joy to read to.) I trudged up the stairs behind him, and watched as he sat down and demonstrated…
Added by Lisa Mims on January 25, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments
I have a love/hate relationship with my former high school.
I love that I got a strong academic education that prepared me for college. I love that I received personal attention and was in an environment that allowed ‘free periods’ and opportunities to get off campus and explore career interests.…Continue
Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on January 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Most of the time, I read a news story about something in education, and I think about it for about five minutes before letting it go, chalking it up to just another new smudge on the complicated stained glass window that is public education. The other day, though, I read the article “In N.C., a new battle on school integration," and I thought of little else during my…Continue
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10% of California’s school districts are in serious budget trouble, with 91 reporting that they may be insolvent within two years and ten districts already there. While the situation looks bleak, it is an improvement over last…Continue
Added by Michael Dunn on January 19, 2011 at 11:53pm — No Comments