NEA stands for the National Education Association.
RA stands for Representative Assembly.
I attended my 1st NEA Representative Assembly as a delegate. What an amazing experience!
- One of the delegates spoke about using the words of the oppressor. How many times do we, as educators, use the words, “the union”, as if it is not “our union?” WE are the union. WE are what makes up the union. When we address the union as ” the union”, we are giving others the message that we are not part of it, that it is a separate entity. What does Chris Christie say every time he opens his mouth about educators? “The union…”READ MORE
Karen Fitzgibbons, a teacher at Bennett Elementary in Wolforth, Texas, wrote that she was, in all-caps, “ANGRY” over the officer’s resignation, blaming “the blacks” for causing “racial tension,” according to the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal…
As an educator, when I read Ms.Fitzgibbon’s quotes, all I could think, well after my initial thought of, “What an idiot!”, was about the children of color who had the misfortune to be in her class. READ MORE..
I realize that many teachers are already on vacation, so this is for those of us who are still working our way to the end of the year. :) Or, you can always use it next year.
My class and I decided to mix poetry,(April is National Poetry Month),and tech when we made a card for the school secretary.
I suggested that this would also be a great idea to use with a Mother’s Day card.
They agreed!READ MORE…
“The Importance of Good Principals” is the title of an article in the NY Times.
I’ve been told that I would make a good principal. I wouldn’t. I want to work with children, and I am not the most organized person in the world. You have to run an entire school, an entire school! Because I have taught for 30 years, I wanted to offer my insight into what I believe makes a good principal. I have been fortunate enough to have worked under some great ones.And while they may not have all the qualities I list, they have had many of them.READ MORE…
The other day I was at a workshop and the presenter introduced a QR Code Treasure Hunt that he used in his middle school classroom. He used it with his gifted kids.
One of the attendees asked if it could be used with any kids.
He responded it could, but he doesn’t use it with the “other” kids until later.
I wondered why he would need to wait until later, especially when using it with middle school kids.
I use QR codes with my 5th graders.READ MORE
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