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I found this in in A Principal’s Reflections, through a Google Plus post by Eric Scheninger. Image credit: https://larrycuban.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/parents.jpg
“Before today’s educational leaders, business owners, or even everyday taxpayers get too emotionally or financially invested in programs to help students prepare for the working world—ensuring they are, to borrow a favorite school-reform buzzword, “college- and career-ready”—maybe they should realize … Continue reading
As a rural teacher, I generally had 16 students in a double/triple grade room. I thought it a good size. Over the last few years my classes (single and multigrade) fluctuate between 22-25. 25 exceeds my comfort level for … Continue reading
“Introducing merit-based pay for extra hours and exceptional work, as well as allowing teachers more flexibility and creativity within the curriculum, and cutting back on work that is not teaching-related would do much to reduce teacher burnout, says Bradley.” Overwhelmed … Continue reading
These questions are challenge my practice, but I’d rather stop identifying this by the century.
Six What If Questions That Great Teachers Ask Everyday If you’re a teacher and you’re not questioning your methods daily, you might want to consider another profession. Great teachers always think they can do more for students. Outstanding teachers feel … Continue reading
“So what things are we expecting students to do that we would probably not submit to as adults? Expect them to work hard all day with few breaks. Silent hallways. Only go to the bathroom during breaks. Do hours of … Continue reading
The thing is, though, that the fruit is the part of the plant that serves us. Sure, obviously fruit also serves the plant; it is the reason why generations of plants have and will continue to grow on Earth. But … Continue reading
Again and again, young people remind me of the beauty, depth, and potential within us. I am so grateful for the constant demonstrations that keep me grounded. We all learn through modelling, but the authoritarian structure of schools reinforces the … Continue reading