What Am I Thankful For? A Damn Good Public Education

When people ask what one another are thankful for, there are a variety of great answers. Family, is notably and rightfully among the top answers. Many people are thankful for their friends who’ve helped give them guidance ....more

5 Things They Don’t Tell You in College About Teaching

After spending 4 years in college, you would think that you would know everything there is to know about teaching. Unfortunately when you break it down, 2 years of undergrad and 2 years of...more

The Magical Solution Illusion: How Everyone Has “The Answer” to Education

A new week, a new theory about what ails America’s educational system. America’s education system is broken. Haven’t you heard? ...more

Can Success Be Taught in Middle School?

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The Communication Crisis: Teacher to Teacher Part II

When it comes to communication, teachers are the experts, but as many workshops...more

Accessible Math for Elementary Students AND their Parents

I saw a post on Facebook this week about “Common Core Math.” ...more

1:1 Classroom — Head Over Heals with Google Forms

I recently fell in love with a tech tool in a manner similar to the way in which I fall in love with...more

Don’t Be THAT Teacher: Make a Positive Impact Instead

courtesy of teacherleaders It happened the other day. One of my ‘friends’ on Facebook had a birthday. I was wishing her well, on her page, when I noticed another person she was friends with ....more

The Political Educator

I became a political educator early in my career. I was hired after a 3 week strike over an increase in class size to between 40 and 45. I was hired as one of many new teachers to lower class size when the union and school board decided to extend the old contract ....more

What to Expect During a Manifestation Determination Review

Last week, TER writer and educator Paula Glass wrote...more