Frustrated young teachers wonder why they didn't get more help from colleagues.
Recently in Working Conditions Category
September 07, 2010
September 07, 2010
Just a heads up: Scott McLeod of Dangerously Irrelevant is hosting a series this week on the question of, "What Do Teachers Need From Administrators." From the first entry, by Brian Crosby: Give us, and advocate for us, more time to plan. Effective teaching requires, more than ever, effective plan...
September 02, 2010
Teacher-led schools are cropping up at various points around the country.
September 01, 2010
So I've been been scanning through some teacher blogs to see if there might be any common back-to-school themes. One thing that jumps out: There are a lot of air-conditioning problems in classrooms out there. Poor Epiphany in Baltimore, whose (low-income) school apparently doesn't even have A/C, i...
August 18, 2010
In tough economic times, schools are asking students to come to class prepared with more than just pencils, paper, and binders.
July 20, 2010
Imagine a school in which teachers are in charge.
July 02, 2010
In May, Chris Janotta, an Illinois language arts teacher, started the website Save Our Schools Million Teacher March. The plan was to organize a march in Washington on July 30th to protest a lack of respect for the teaching profession. On his website, Janotta mentions high stakes testing, unfair ...
May 20, 2010
Amid all the talk about firing ineffective teachers, award-winning educator Renee Moore argues that the real cause of poor achievement in schools might just be "ill-conceived administrative restrictions": It sounds paradoxical that those charged with being educational leaders in their buildings or...
May 06, 2010
Bellringers notes that, during testing week in her school, "teachers were allowed to wear blue jeans all week, and I even got to use my chicken to direct hallway traffic." It's the little things ...