Tag Archive | Students

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…

What Teacher’s Make!

Teacher works with a student.  Source: seattleschools.org

Teacher works with a student.
Source: seattleschools.org

Often as I read and research for posting on this blog I become downtrodden and question whether the my work on this blog, your work as readers, and the work of many educators/allies across the country is worth it. In other words, sometimes the attacks on teachers get to me. Especially when they become coupled with delegitimizing my choice to become teacher. Then I turn to this video for some motivation and realise that the work done across the country by great educators and educators who aspire to be great are not in vain.

Despite what many may say, teaching is hard! There are no quick fixes. There are no simple solutions. You can’t get more out of less. And it takes a special person to truly EDUCATE students day after day. Taylor Mali understands that, because he is a teacher.

Money won’t make great educators.

Maybe it’s me, but Students Should be able to Wipe their Butts!

Source: robbwoff.com

Source: robbwoff.com

The Chicago Teacher’s Union released a video on Friday from a couple of students at Gage Park High School describing the conditions that the young ladies have to endure to use the washroom at their high school. Shouldn’t young ladies going to school be able to have privacy in the bathroom and have the ability to wipe their butt after using the bathroom? Read More…

This is not Washington!: An Open Letter to Rahm Emanuel

Dear Rahm Emanuel:

This is not Washington! This is Chicago!

Chicago is a union town and everyone in this town knows it. I understand that you came in with your goal of making a bold statement on education by lengthening the school day and school year. Congratulations! But Rahm, this is Chicago! This is not Washington.

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