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  • When Life Happens While You Teach

    on Sep 22, 15 • in Current Events in Education, Educator Professionalism, Featured, From the Front Lines, Opinion • with Comments

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    We’ve all been there as educators; trying to teach, coach, supervise, or sponsor school events while life inside and outside of the school comes at you full force.  Recently my daughter got married. She decided to get married in September, of all times. She is also a teacher, so I really had a hard time understanding her choice other than her wish of, “I’ve always wanted to get married in the fall.” It was no easy task to fit emotionally and physically into my schedule. Two years ago, my mother was on the last days of

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  • The Petri Dish Is Real: Staying Healthy During the School Year

    on Sep 8, 15 • in Current Events in Education, Featured, From the Front Lines • with Comments


    Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, conducted a 2008 study regarding the germiest jobs in America – and the worst offender was not a sanitation worker, a doctor, or a bank teller – though they all ranked in the top 10. The germiest job in America is that of a teacher. In fact, our work space is 6-times more germ-filled, and our computer keyboards 27-times dirtier than accountants, who took second in this study. In fact, the Wall Street Journal followed up this study by declaring, “Afraid of Germs? Don’t Even

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  • Pulling Back the Curtain: The Realities of Teaching

    on Aug 31, 15 • in Current Events in Education, Educator Professionalism, Featured, From the Front Lines • with Comments

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    “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain,” stammered The Great and Powerful Oz upon his discovery in the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz.  Oz ran the dream city as an ordinary man, yet was seen as all-powerful by his city. But when the curtain was pulled back the real conversations began. Teachers today do more than ever before.  Gone is the time of teaching a unit, testing your students then recording the grades and moving on.  There seems to be an illusion, created mainly by those outside of education, about today’s teachers.  In my

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  • Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The Math and Reading Versions

    on Aug 30, 15 • in Featured, From the Front Lines, Instruction&Curriculum, Opinion, Policy • with Comments


    In school math was a subject I approached with trepidation. I usually was the last kid in class asking my teacher to check my problems so that I could continue my homework when I was at home. Here at The Educator’s Room, we’ve written about math instruction intensively especially with the introduction of new tests based on math supported by the Common Core. According to The New York Times, New York State reported that just 22 percent of the eighth graders who took this year’s Common Core-aligned math test received a passing mark. Take a moment and

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  • Finding your Happiness in the Classroom

    on Aug 26, 15 • in From the Front Lines, Opinion, Policy • with Comments

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    We started school a few weeks ago and I am still getting to know my students. I teach at a small school, around 400 students, so I know faces and names before they come into my classroom. The students know me as well, even before they enter my classroom. You develop a reputation outside of your classroom and like it or not, the students decide whether they like you based on the opinions of the other students, especially high school students. My fourth block informed me of my reputation this past Friday. We were are

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