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Posts Tagged ‘school violence’

First Person: Teaching In An Inner-City School

By Lisa RoseThe day I got my job as a first grade teacher two remarkable things happened. One: a tornado hit the city. Two: I got my wisdom teeth out. So I guess you could say it was a disaster from the start, and I had no clue what was coming [...]

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 [...]

My Illegal Honors Student From Arizona

My Illegal Honors Student From Arizona

I just talked to a former student, we’ll call him Jorge, who is entering his first year at the University of California. He came in after school today, dressed a little older than I remember him, with slick sunglasses and slicker hair. He had a [...]

My Boy Arthur, Who Can’t Pass Algebra

My Boy Arthur, Who Can’t Pass Algebra

I had this kid in my 10th grade “Strategic” class, we’ll call him Arthur. Strategic is what we call sheltered at my school, at your school it’s probably just as strategically named to try to unsuccessfully hide from the students the fact [...]

Should I Be Allowed to Beat My Students With an Enormous Wooden Paddle?

Should I Be Allowed to Beat My Students With an Enormous Wooden Paddle?

I just read an article "To Paddle or Not to Paddle Students" on CNN. This is crazy, and yes, this article was just written today, in the year 2010.Over 200,000 kids were BEAT last year in the United States of America because they misbehaved in [...]

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. [...]

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. [...]

Michael Shaughnessy interviews Matt Amaral of Teach4Real.com

Michael Shaughnessy interviews Matt Amaral of Teach4Real.com

Matthew, you have a web site called Teach4Real.com. What led you to set up this site?Well, first and foremost I wanted it to be a place for new teachers in our toughest schools. I have noticed an alarming trend in first year teachers at my [...]

Blame the Parents — I Do

Blame the Parents — I Do

Last year at Back-To-School-Night, I was pleasantly surprised to see both parents of a struggling student show up. The student was in my accelerated 9th grade class. She had an F, she didn’t do any homework, and always came into my classroom [...]

Let’s Make a Deal: How to Help Fading (and Failing) Students at the End of the Year

Let’s Make a Deal: How to Help Fading (and Failing) Students at the End of the Year

Everyone loves the end of the school year, especially the teachers and students. The parents, maybe not so much.The reason I like the end of the year so much is because it is such a clean break. At no point during the regular school year do I [...]

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