7 Hidden Reasons Teachers Deserve a Pay Raise

Across the country, teachers are fighting for their rights to a fair salary, and for good reason. If you think teachers don't deserve better pay because you truly believe that they only work from eight in the morning until three in the afternoon, you've clearly never met a teacher. Teachers today do so much more [...]

By | April 26th, 2016|From the Front Lines, Opinion|2 Comments

Standardized Protesting

Most Americans are quite aware of their First Amendment rights, namely their freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of the press. One of the most often overlooked freedoms in that all-too-important amendment is the freedom to protest, and it's something that teachers should consider when it comes to standardized testing. They can standardized [...]

The Final Days of School

Charles Swindoll said, “Attitude is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, money, circumstances, than failures and success, than what other people think, say or do. It is more important than appearance, ability or skill. It will make or break a business, a home, a friendship, an organization. The [...]

Nine Tips for Education Majors and New Teachers

Dear new teacher, first-year teacher, education major, and everyone in between, Welcome to the world of teaching. We are excited you have chosen our profession. You must have had an amazing or several amazing teachers that inspired you to join our world. Make sure you tell them. We all need to hear that we made [...]

Tests aren’t Best

I don't know kids but I like tests to know more about kids I think tests are best  (The anonymous corporate reformer who ate Dr. Seuss)   Tests are preparing to descend upon us. The are being discussed in training, warnings, plannings... But once in a while you get to be with colleagues and plan [...]