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Posts Tagged ‘public school teaching’

5 Tips For Getting Through the Month of October

5 Tips For Getting Through the Month of October

Beginning the year is the most stressful time of a teacher’s life. You have a bunch of kids you don’t know, and you have to calm them down, keep them from sexually harassing each other, and actually teach them something. September is a whirlwind [...]

One From the Vault: Teaching Against Culture

As I'm ramping up to start blogging full time again, I came across this one in the Teach4Real vault. I don't know why I didn't run it in April, it probably had something to do with STAR testing and wanting to pluck out my eyes with all the number [...]

House Republicans Stall School Nutrition Bill- Obviously

House Republicans Stall School Nutrition Bill- Obviously

All I had to do was read the title above (minus my own addition) and I already knew what was coming. I then proceeded to read the entire article here on Education Week in what has become a numb disbelief.Republicans blocked a bill that would [...]

One Teacher’s Vote

Lately I’ve been writing a lot about the latest generation- or, those under 30. I like to think of it as My Generation. We are the generation after Generation X, who came after the Baby Boomers. There are no perfectly agreed upon dates and names [...]

The Peak of Bullying: Go Ahead and Tune In

Lets be clear. Bullying isn’t anything new. It’s not like all of a sudden we have a bullying problem in the United States. The only difference lately is that the media has finally decided to address it. It is like anything in the United States. [...]

What To Do With Former Students’ Friend Requests

What To Do With Former Students’ Friend Requests

With my first batch of seniors safely across the stage, I am now faced with the toughest call of my teaching career thus far:Do I friend former students?????In the last couple weeks, friend requests have been flooding into my facebook [...]

Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Ever Change

Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Ever Change

On the last day of school I was talking to a colleague of mine. I was telling her how even now, at the end of the year, I’m really looking forward to next year. She was delighted. She thought we should all be looking at every year in that light. [...]

An Open Letter to Teachers Seeking Balance

An Open Letter to Teachers Seeking Balance

Guest Author Dr. Jeff Duncan-AndradeWhen I talk with educators about the intense effort that will be required from them to be successful in our communities, it is nearly always the case that some of them will ask me: How can I do all of this and [...]

The Myth of the After School Conversation

The Myth of the After School Conversation

Six Tips on How to Have the Talk I love it. I love it love it love it when I hear people give their two cents about how we should handle our worst students in our worst public schools.Whether it is idle chat I overhear at Starbucks, or on a [...]

Teaching For Real

Teaching For Real

In the first month of my student-teaching, two kids got stabbed right outside of my classroom. The school went on lockdown. The police, fire department, and paramedics were called. My master teacher and I kept teaching as if it was normal. Actually, [...]