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Are you a David in a world of Goliaths in your school system?

It’s near the end of your year with your students and you’re emotionally and probably physically exhausted!  I truly understand.  I know you feel like a David constantly fighting battles … Continue reading

May 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why do parents fear that using technology makes kids fat, dumb, and mean?

Apparently, watching TV isn’t what causes children to get fat.  It’s the food advertisements that make them want to eat!  So what do you do?  Discuss how these food advertisements … Continue reading

April 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

52 Mistakes We Make in Schools Every Day and Every Year

Insanity in Education?  If you’ve taught for 5 years or more, I know you’ll agree with this list of mistakes schools and school districts make every year, almost everywhere.  We’ve … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

50 of the Best Google Chrome Extensions for Teachers

The population is using Google Chrome more and more each day, giving Explorer a run for their money so to speak. Teachthought.com, has just summarized 50 of the best Chrome … Continue reading

April 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Should teachers have their children opt-out?

Now here’s a thought and controversial topic.  Weareteachers.com recently asked their followers if teachers could or should have their own children NOT take the yearly standardized tests?  Their responses from … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Are we beginning Kindergarten way too early?

Absolutely in many ways.  If you’ve ever spent time in the early elementary grades as a teacher, I know you’ll also agree. I just saw the results of research performed … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · 1 Comment

What is the point of school?

How would you answer this question? “The point of school is not to get good at school but to effectively parlay what we learned in school in other learning and … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

High Techpatations Daily?

Say what?  Yes, I have just discovered a website that is geared to using technology in our classrooms that also shows movements in education around the globe.  It includes articles … Continue reading

February 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

6 Ways Students are Braver than We Give Them Credit For

Have you ever taught a child whose mother has just left her family to return to her homeland and does that on the exact morning that my student has to … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Rich-Poor Achievement Gap is Lowering in U.S.

What about the educational achievement gap that has been quite wide between the rich and poor students in U.S.? Good news!  The gap is lowering. According to a recent article … Continue reading

December 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

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