If we want students to question educational changes and budget cuts, we must encourage me to speak up in the classroom.

The writing process should be fun and exciting and Peter uses the book Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg to show how.

Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to get people to step back and reflect on life. It shouldn't but it does. Many people try to learn something from even the most horrific of events. The Sandy Hook tragedy is one such event that people are trying to learn from. Some choose to fight about gun control and others are looking to television, video games and music. There is another group who are looking at how to create a little peace and happiness during a very sad time. Moments like Sandy Hook make us feel unsafe. They make us feel as ...

Schools can learn a great deal about the NOH8 campaign which focuses on acceptance for all marginalized populations.

The public school system is not just at risk of losing its creativity, it is at risk of having all schools looking the same.

Special education services are vitally important for meeting student needs but there is a delicate balance between educating and enabling.

Schooling in America has long been governed by conflicting demands that generate a paradoxical relationship.

On Friday, every educator and administrator who is fortunate enough to work with students, regardless of whether they are in a primary or secondary school, had a piece of themselves taken away.

Tempered radicals are individuals who can work within an organization and help change it for the better. Education needs more tempered radicals.

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...

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