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Posts Tagged ‘romeo and juliet act iii figurative language’

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

There Aren’t Happy Endings for Teachers in the Trenches

Walking around a high school campus at this time of year you will notice the air floats a little lighter and the sun reflects off smiles a little brighter. Everyone is looking forward to the last day, and the mood can aptly be described as [...]

Powerball Parent Outreach

Powerball Parent Outreach

Everyone involved in education, myself included, constantly harps on the importance of reaching out to parents, and how education is in their hands more so than even our schools. We talk and talk about needing better parent outreach, we imagine a [...]

Should Students Get to Evaluate Teachers? I Think So.

The debate about evaluating teachers is heating up. It isn’t heating up in any kind of real discussion by those who want to become president—they’d rather focus on whether or not to build an oil pipeline through one of our largest water [...]

Greatest Hits: Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Change

Greatest Hits: Accepting the Fact That Nothing Will Change

After a year of blogging, I'm posting some of my most popular posts here at Teach 4 Real. With the middle class disappearing as we speak, I thought this REAL assessment of the state of education is particularly timely. At some point we all need to [...]

When You’re Happy, They’re Happy

When You’re Happy, They’re Happy

I recently had a baby boy, and during the expected lack of sleep and increased irritability on my own part, I noticed something very important. When I am in a bad mood, easily annoyed and snappy, so are the students.It’s not like I’ve been [...]

Lesson Plan: Using Facebook Profiles for Character Analysis

Lesson Plan: Using Facebook Profiles for Character Analysis

If Romeo Montague had a Facebook profile, who would the last four posts be from? Well, all of them might be from Juliet, saying things like, “It’s been five minutes since my last post and I still miss u <3!” Or perhaps Friar Laurence will [...]

Teaching: The Profession I Will Eventually Leave

Teaching: The Profession I Will Eventually Leave

“Teaching is not a profession. It is a never-ending entry-level vocation, divorced from foundational understandings of training, accountability, and advancement. If we are to enact meaningful reform, we must rescue teaching from its status as [...]

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 Rotten Carrot of Teacher Incentives

The Rotten Carrot of Teacher Incentives

With the fresh discussions of incentive-based teaching as the future of education, why is it we are surprised at the new statistics that are coming out? Study after study shows giving teachers incentives, like more money, doesn’t change student [...]

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. [...]

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