Thursday October 23rd 2014

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Posts Tagged ‘teaching’

How Shakespeare Explains Game of Thrones

How Shakespeare Explains Game of Thrones

(Spoiler alert, this post is for those who have finished all the Game of Thrones books)Richard III: Now is the winter of our discontent.Eddard Stark: Winter is coming.I’ve recently immersed myself in all things Shakespeare. I’m [...]

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 [...]

I Teach For America Too

I Teach For America Too

Photography by Jeremy SchulzTeach for America: Nothing but a Resume Builder?I recently read an article about Teach for America, a program that recruits the best and brightest our nation has to offer from schools like Harvard, and put them in [...]

Latino Boys in the Red White and Blue

Latino Boys in the Red White and Blue

Here’s a fun fact many people don’t realize: In California, if you are a Latino male anywhere from age 12 – 35, you can’t wear a shirt that is red. Actually, you can’t really wear a blue shirt either. To tell you the exact truth, wearing a [...]

Balancing the Life and What To Do Over Summer

Balancing the Life and What To Do Over Summer

A lot of teachers talk to me about their personal lives, or should I say, lack thereof. They complain about the rigors of the job, and wonder how one can possibly go about being a regular, sane person during the year. In fact, some even wonder how [...]

Ending the Year on a Real Note

Ending the Year on a Real Note

With all the pink slips going out this year, I can’t help but being reminded of a story my mentor told me about when she first began her teaching career. She received her first pink slip in the mail from our district “Postage Due.” That’s [...]

The Elephant in the Classroom

The Elephant in the Classroom

When Are We Going to Talk About Poverty? I’m just going to say it, even though in our current educational climate it might at first seem to be unpopular — I just ask that you hear me out to the end:I am getting tired of hearing about Race [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]