Stories of a New Administrator

A little over a year ago I took over as the Director of the small, private school I taught at for six years and attended as a small child.  Need it be said that I was thrilled?  My staff taught by my side for several years and brainstormed with me for nearly a year.  I [...]

Fridays: A Teacher Confessional

Rebecca Black took a student's perspective with her song "Friday," focusing on the last day of the work week, where she wrote after "gettin' down on a Friday, everyone's looking forward to the weekend." So, what about teachers' perspectives on Friday? We asked our writers and readers, and here's how they claimed to end the week: [...]

How “Big Ed” Could Ruin America

There’s been much-to-do with EpiPens in the news these past few weeks. As the company Mylan has raised the price of the life-saving, anti-allergen medicine from $100 to $600, there have been more than 1,700 articles claiming everything it costs $30 to manufacture to denouncing the teachers’ union for being complicit in the calamity. Seriously. This [...]

Time to End Students’ Need for Instant Gratification

When you were in your educational psychology class a few years back, you probably learned about instant gratification. This behavior, at heart, is when we pursue what we want, when we want it. Often, that means now. The primal need couldn't be more evident in our school children - and it's up to us educators to redirect it. [...]