Writing my way through the school year!

I wasn’t “feeling” observations, and this post popped into my head.

 

Spoiler Alert: Don’t take me seriously!:)

1. Create a lesson you will never use again.
It’s showtime! Create the ultimate lesson. Spend hours and hours creating the perfect 45 minute lesson. Make sure you have included all the strategies that are being used in that moment. Do things you usually don’t in your classroom, like, when no one is watching.READ MORE …

DIARY OF A PUBLIC SCHOOL TEACHER   Preview   It s a Small World   The Power of Twitter

Mariama is at Harvard in Massachusetts, and I am in Delaware.

We are over 300 miles away from each other.

We have never met.

Before Mariama tweeted this message, I did not know she existed.READ MORE...

I know it would make life much easier if I did.

Pull out the worksheets of all flavors;Reading, Writing, Math, mix in a Performance task.

Place them on their desks, one subject after another, hoping that when the BIG test comes, they can pass it, because they have been drilled, and drilled, and drilled.

Put them in labeled groups, those who will fly through the test, those who might pass, and those who don’t stand a chance.

“Teach” them based on where they fit in the “testing” spectrum.

No arts.

No Recess.

No engagement.

No fun.

Just test drills.

But, I can’t….READ MORE

This is a society that does not, as a whole, respect experience.

Instead of viewing someone’s experience as something of value, oftentimes it is seen as worthless.

There is a huge difference between a 30 year teacher who is about to burn out, and a 30 year teacher who is still passionate about his/her profession.

But yet, they are treated the same.READ MORE

Why I (Continue to) Teach!

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The other day I posted an article on Facebook that has received a lot of buzz.

It’s title, “Why Half of the Nation’s New Teachers Can’t Leave Fast Enough.”

After reading the comments, it’s not just the new teachers who are ready to get out.

I have been feeling that way myself, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my students.READ MORE…

Popular Posts of 2014!

2014 was not a big year for writing for me.

But although I did not write often, you still read when I wrote.
So, thank you for continuing to read, and share, my thoughts.

Enjoy all the wonderful things that 2015 may bring, and defeat the obstacles that may challenge you!

Enjoy 2015!:)


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