As an elementary school teacher I was required to provide homework to students every night except for Fridays. During school vacations we were required, yes...required, to provide packets of math and ELA to students. Every vacation I gave my first graders packets of dittos that they had to complete before they returned. I was young, inexperienced and untenured. I cringe at the fact that I provided that experience to students at such a young age. There were times when homework took longer than 20 minutes. Yes, I asked all the right questions. • Does your child have a quiet spot...
Flipping faculty meetings offers an opportunity for administrators and staff to discuss what is really important about education which will ultimately benefit the students.
As much as we seem to be a society that wants to share our opinions with others, we don't seem to be a society that wants others to share their opinions with us.
Parental involvement involves a delicate balance between parents and schools because both parties are at risk of sending mixed messages without truly listening to one another.
Educators need to step outside the political debate to see the positive side to the Common Core State Standards
Do educators and administrators really encourage all types of diversity or do they really prefer it not be prevalent in schools?
Principals are known for discipline and not always known for the positive impact they can have on students and staff, and that needs to change.
Using social media to engage in global conversations can open up our worlds and the worlds of our students.
Although we learn a lot in high school, we don't have to be defined by who we were when we were there.
If you think kids don't take risks you have never been out on an elementary school playground during recess.