Friday August 29th 2014

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Posts Tagged ‘new teacher’

Connecting Test Scores to Teacher Pay: If It’s Not Being Done Right, Should We Still Do It?

A recent PPIC survey on education shows 69% of Californians believe student achievement should be closely tied with teachers’ salaries. This shows a greater concern about teacher quality, likely brought on by recent attacks on teachers unions. [...]

What Happens Two Months Into the School Year

I am scathingly certain the following circumstances I am about to describe are unique solely to low-income public schools. If I am wrong, forgive me, because I cannot imagine any other institution supposedly dedicated to education executing such [...]

Passing Period: Oh, How I Hate You

Passing Period: Oh, How I Hate You

Passing Period is the most dangerous part of my day, plain and simple. Those ten minutes where the students go from one class to the other is not only dangerous, but impossible for me to deal with. At our school, they ask teachers to stand outside [...]

A Student Pulls Out a Knife: What Do You Do?

A Student Pulls Out a Knife: What Do You Do?

Photography by Jeremy SchulzSomething happened to a good friend of mine during the last week of school. He is an amazing teacher working in the ghetto, and this story is sadly one that isn’t too uncommon. We’ll call my friend Mr. [...]

You Might As Well Get To Know The Security Staff — You Are One Of Them

You Might As Well Get To Know The Security Staff — You Are One Of Them

How to Work With Security and Administration to Properly Discipline Students I know that some days I feel more like a security guard than a teacher. It seems that in between class I’m pulling kids apart who are trying to beat each other up, and [...]