Tag Archive | teachers

Veteran Teachers Feel they Get a Bad Rap

Veteran teacher working with students.  Source: www.tampabay.com

Veteran teacher working with students.
Source: http://www.tampabay.com

An LA Times article by columnist Sandy Banks discusses the tension that exist between rookie teachers and veteran teachers. Read More…

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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.

Nice Try Barbara, But We See You! An Open Letter to Barbara Byrd Bennett

Barbara Byrd Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com

Barbara Byrd Bennett, CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Source: chicagotonight.wttw.com

Dear Barbara,

I caught your appearance on Chicago Tonight trying to reassure Chicagoans that your five-year plan you call “The Next Generation: Chicago’s Children” is going to be the saving grace to a district that has been plagued with educational, cultural, and fiscal problems reaching further back than your days in Cleveland. Nice Try Barbara, but We See You! Read More…

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…