Tag Archive | Innovation

Do You Want to Know What’s Wrong? Follow the Money!

Scantron FormCan you imagine a world where the learning focus of the district, school, teachers, and parents is centered on project-based learning? Sounds impossible right? Well, the PBS Newshour did an expose on one small school district in Kentucky that is doing just that. Read More…

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Can teachers prevent dropouts?

Source: youthvoices.net

Source: youthvoices.netThere has been a lof

The high school drop out rate has been a topic of discussion in education reform for a long time. While the statistics are sobering, there has been significant progress made in decreasing the dropout rate. However, for the students who do drop out there are dire consequences ahead. PBS Newshour posed a question that is worth exploring: Can teachers prevent dropouts? Read More…

Stick a Fork in Me I’m Done?

Veteran teacher working with Younger Teacher

By Martin Palamore

In college, I worked in retail. It was one of the ways that I paid for the necessities at the time. I going to school to become a teacher, so I knew that working in retail wasn’t going to be something long term. However, like anything I try to give it my best. One of the most troubling aspects about working in retail was that always prevalent feeling that I could be easily replaced. I didn’t feel important and I didn’t feel valued. I am sure that others had a different experience, but that would be one aspect of working retail that stood out to me.

That feeling should not exist in the teaching profession.

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