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Category Archives: influences on school instruction

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

Teaching is a Calling?

You bet it is!  Truthfully, I became a teacher because “I wasn’t smart enough to be a nurse!”  I’m NOT kidding!  I just wanted to attend college and do something … Continue reading

March 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Supreme Court Rules to Increase Care for Special Education Students

I can’t tell you how pleased I am with this ruling by our Supreme Court.  According to Politico, “The Supreme Court today ruled Wednesday that school districts must go the … Continue reading

March 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Worried about the results of HR 610?

I spent my last 10 years of full time teaching in a Title 1 school.  Depending upon grant fund availability each year, our children received help in Speech, Reading Comprehension, … Continue reading

March 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Parents as Servant Leaders

Have you ever wondered how you can teach your children to be servants and encouragers of others? Bottom line?  They need to see you being a servant leader.  If you’re … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · 4 Comments

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

Respect is Expected from Teachers, Also!

I’ve shared this post from J. Jenkins earlier this year but I believe it’s worth re-posting.  Why?  Because I’ve heard teachers hollering at their students again!  We hear even today … Continue reading

November 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Want to spend some time in Finland in November?

I’m not kidding.  Finland has long been the most progressive and successful public education system in the world!  Have you ever wondered why they are so successful?  Could it be … Continue reading

October 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

What do you do when your child hates school?

Of course, the answer to this question is to ask some questions of your own. Ask for explanations and descriptions before calling the teacher. Whenever I received this type of … Continue reading

August 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Stop the Attack on Teachers and Schools”

If you’ve been teaching for more than 10 years or so, you’ve seen the slow and yet strong deterioration of #respect for teachers in our society. Way too many parents … Continue reading

April 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

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