Well, teacher appreciation week has come and gone, and I think it's safe to say that society still lacks a true grasp of the significant that the field of education plays in not only molding the lives of our young people, but also shaping the future of our world. I mean, the only recognition I … Continue reading The Depreciation of Teacher Appreciation
Happy teacher appreciation week! I decided to do something special for this very special week for educators all over the world. I launched a t-shirt and coffee mug design campaign on a site called teespring. It's an original design that turns an old negative idiom about educators on its head, and its really cool and … Continue reading Teacher Appreciation T-Shirts and Mugs!
The past week has seen an unprecedented amount of civil action by educators. From teacher walkouts in several states, to a rally in the capital of Puerto Rico, educators across the country are fed up with being unappreciated, underpaid, and threatened with school closings and the privatization of our public school system. We are hopeful … Continue reading Undervaluing Educators
Well, Spring Break has come and gone, and students and their instructors are back in the classrooms. It's amazing how quickly a week can fly by, and even more amazing how quickly some time off can seem to wipe all former knowledge and learning from our students. Anyone else have a class come down with … Continue reading Spring Break Brain Drain
It has been said, that to truly master something, you must teach it. Educators understand this concept and attempt to work it into our pedagogy, employing activities such as reciprocal teaching in our classrooms. However, I don't think many of our students have quite caught on to the potential benefits, and simply see it as … Continue reading Reciprocal Teaching Trick
Developing as a effective educator is a process that takes time, experience, and lots of mistakes and mishaps during the journey. Throughout the teaching career, one will proceed through a continuum, first starting as a novice teacher absorbing every bit of pedagogy they come across, and after many years and many stages along the way, … Continue reading Becoming a Teacher Jedi