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Want to Fix Schools? Give Teachers More TIME!

A few weeks ago, fellow columnist Jeremy Adams posted an article called “The Magical Solution Illusion,” illustrating how schools, students, and teachers are being pounded by an array of self-proclaimed “saviors” of the...

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Dear Santa…

Dear Santa, Well, it’s that time of year again. The end of the first semester. And I am tired. Like, exhausted. Mentally, physically and emotionally. It’s been a long 83 days. And that doesn’t even include the days of school from last...

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Teachers Need to be on the Same Team

“A house divided shall not stand,” and neither will a public school. I am really seeing this issue clearly for the first time this year. At my elementary school, we have begun much more integration of grade levels.  Two teachers...

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Putting the “A” in AP

It seems as though everyone is jumping on the AP bandwagon. Schools are offering professional development and a variety of incentives to implement this program. Advance Placement courses are intended to replace freshmen level course at the...

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Are You at the Wrong School? 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

Dictionary.com defines a school as “an institution where instruction is given, especially to persons under college age.” But a school is so much more than that for a teacher. It isn’t just a structure housing our profession,...

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8 Reasons Why Gum Has No Place in the Classroom

I like to debate the issues with my colleagues, and one debate I had with one of my best of friends was over his choice to allow his 8th grade students to chew gum.  I, on the other hand, am fervently opposed to allowing it in my 7th grade...

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